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Paper: XHelp: A Help Navigator for the IRAF System
Volume: 216, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IX
Page: 679
Authors: Fitzpatrick, M.
Abstract: We present a GUI browser for the IRAF help system containing many of the features present in web browsers. XHelp indexes the IRAF packages and help databases installed at a particular site to create a series of package lists used in browsing. Navigation is similar to the familiar package menus used in the CL when running IRAF. Help pages are formatted and converted automatically to HTML for presentation in the GUI (or on the WWW), or to Postscript for hardcopy output. XHelp features a keyword search and history mechanism, as well as a user interface that will be familiar to anyone who has ever used a web browser.
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