Controlling ferret.jnl files
How do I avoid the creation of ferret.jnl files? Can I have the journal output go to another file?
The most direct way to avoid creating ferret.jnl files is to start Ferret or Pyferret with the -nojnl startup switch.
> ferret -nojnl
Then within the session, you can always turn journaling back on with SET MODE JOURNAL:<filename> to turn on journaling. The filename is optional.
Or, within any Ferret script you can "cancel mode journal" to turn off journaling; however a Ferret journal file will have been created when you started Ferret. To avoid this altogether, you can add commands to your .ferret startup file.
Insert into $HOME/.ferret:
\cancel mode verify cancel mode journal ! turn off journaling sp rm -f ferret.jnl set mode/last verify
The rm command deletes the journal file created upon entering Ferret. Within a Ferret session you can always start recording commands in a journal file with
yes? set mode journal
or name your journal files with
yes? set mode journal:myjnl.jnl
See also SET REDIRECT for more options to control sending Ferret output to files.