next up previous contents index
Next: How To Run the Up: The Daemons Previous: The Astronomical Scheduler Daemon:   Contents   Index

The User Daemon (userd) and the ROTSE User Shell (rush)

The User Daemon (userd) is the daemon that takes over issuing commands when the telescope system is put into ``manual'' mode. It is a skeleton daemon whose sole purpose is to interface between the ROTSE User Shell (rush) and the daq system. rush is a modified bourne shell (based on Byron Rakitzis' rc shell) with specific ROTSE commands built in to operate the hardware. While in ``auto'': mode, rush is also useful for monitoring the status of the system in real-time. Specifics on how to use rush are in Section 2.5.

Rotse Pager 2003-05-20