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       kep_reload - Update Predict’s Keplerian elements




       KEP_RELOAD  is  a  simple  utility  that  forces an immediate reload of
       PREDICT’s Keplerian database through a socket connection while  PREDICT
       is  running  in  server  mode.  It is especially useful in environments
       where PREDICT runs continuously, and periodic Keplerian element updates
       are  made  outside  of  PREDICT,  such as through scripts run through a

       The "kepupdate" script found in this  directory  is  an  example  of  a
       Keplerian  element  update script that can be run on an automated basis
       through a crontab.  It is designed to be placed in your home  directory
       under a subdirectory called "cronjobs".  It downloads Keplerian orbital
       data from  using  the  HTTP  protocol.   (The  "wget"
       utility,  available from the Free Software Foundation, is required, and
       is included in many Linux distrubutions.)

       Type crontab -e to edit your crontab.  Simply add the following entry:

               0 8 * * * kepupdate

       and your orbital database will update each morning at 8:00 AM (provided
       you have a network connection at that time).

       See  the crontab man page for more information on editing your crontab.


       This man page was written by A. Maitland  Bottoms,  AA4HS,  for  Debian

                                31 August 2003