Executes a list of commands stored in a file.
yes? GO file_name
If no filename extension is specified a default of .jnl will be assumed. If the full path is specified then the filename must be enclosed in double quotation marks.
The GO command can pass arguments to the script (tool) it executes. See the introductory chapter, section "Writing GO Tools" for more information. Arguments to the GO command may be separated by blanks or commas. To specify multiple words as a single argument, enclose them in quotation marks. To specify an argument that is deliberately omitted, use " " or two consecutive commas.
The response of Ferret to errors encountered during execution of the command file is determined by mode IGNORE_ERRORS. (See command SET MODE.)
The echoing of command file lines is controlled by mode VERIFY.
The GO command understands a special syntax called "relative version numbers." If a filename is specified for the GO command which has a version value of zero or less its value is interpreted as relative to the current highest version number. See Chapter 9‚ Computing Environment, section Relative version numbers‚ for a discussion of relative version numbers of files.
Note: The command SET MODE IGNORE_ERRORS is useful when rerunning past sessions which may have errors.
The command GO/HELP filename opens the named script with the Unix "more" command and displays the first 20 lines of the named file. Use this command to quickly see the documentation in a GO script.