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FAQ: Does starting INFO in an AML &DATA block create a temporary file?

Question

Does starting INFO in an AML &DATA block create a temporary file?

Answer

Does starting INFO in an AML &data block create a temporary file?

Yes. For example, the following AML program simple.aml uses an &DATA block to start INFO. Run the AML from the Arc: prompt in an ArcInfo workspace. The AML creates a temporary file with a name like xx0001236.s. The temporary file is created in the current workspace. The temporary file is deleted when the INFO session ends.

Code:
/* simple.aml ****************************
/* Run this AML at the Arc: prompt.
/*
&data arc info
ARC
SLEEP 15 /* Keeps xx file around for a bit
QUIT STOP
&end
/* ********* End of simple.aml***********