The INPUT command informs Ferret to read commands from a file you specify rather than from the default input file STDIN.
- The name of a file you specify as the source of command input to Ferret.
When you first start Ferret, it accepts input from the STDIN file by default. Using the INPUT command, you can redirect input from any file you specify.
When Ferret reaches the end of the file you specify, Ferret again accepts input from you, if the file does not instruct Ferret to quit.
You can nest the INPUT command inside command files to a maximum of nine files deep.
Example: Directing Ferret to read input commands from a file
The following command example shows the format for redirecting input from a file in a specific directory:
Ferret ==> Input from /home/user1/commands