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       funmerge - merge one or more Funtools table files


       funmerge  [-w⎪-x] -f [colname] <iname1> <iname2>  ... <oname>


         -f    # output a column specifying file from which this event came
         -w    # adjust position values using WCS info
         -x    # adjust position values using WCS info and save old values


       funmerge merges FITS data from one or more FITS Binary Table files or raw event files.

       The first argument to the program specifies the first input FITS table or raw event file.
       If "stdin" is specified, data are read from the standard input.  Use Funtools Bracket
       Notation to specify FITS extensions and row filters.  Subsequent arguments specify
       additional event files and tables to merge. (NB: Stdin cannot not be used for any of these
       additional input file arguments.)  The last argument is the output FITS file. The columns
       in each input table must be identical.

       If an input file begins with the '@' character, it is processed as an include file, i.e.,
       as a text file containing event file names (as well as blank lines and/or comment lines
       starting with the '#' sign).  If standard input is specified as an include file
       ('@stdin'), then file names are read from the standard input until EOF (^D).  Event files
       and include files can be mixed on a command line.

       Rows from each table are written sequentially to the output file.  If the switch -f
       [colname] is specified on the command line, an additional column is added to each row
       containing the number of the file from which that row was taken (starting from one). In
       this case, the corresponding file names are stored in the header parameters having the
       prefix FUNFIL, i.e., FUNFIL01, FUNFIL02, etc.

       Using the -w switch (or -x switch as described below), funmerge also can adjust the
       position column values using the WCS information in each file. (By position columns, we
       mean the columns that the table is binned on, i.e., those columns defined by the bincols=
       switch, or (X,Y) by default.) To perform WCS alignment, the WCS of the first file is taken
       as the base WCS.  Each position in subsequent files is adjusted by first converting it to
       the sky coordinate in its own WCS coordinate system, then by converting this sky position
       to the sky position of the base WCS, and finally converting back to a pixel position in
       the base system. Note that in order to perform WCS alignment, the appropriate WCS and
       TLMIN/TLMAX keywords must already exist in each FITS file.

       When performing WCS alignment, you can save the original positions in the output file by
       using the -x (for "xtra") switch instead of the -w switch (i.e., using this switch also
       implies using -w) The old positions are saved in columns having the same name as the
       original positional columns, with the added prefix "OLD_".


       Merge two tables, and preserve the originating file number for each row in the column
       called "FILE" (along with the corresponding file name in the header):

         [sh] funmerge -f "FILE" test.ev test2.ev merge.ev

       Merge two tables with WCS alignment, saving the old position values in 2 additional

         [sh] funmerge -x test.ev test2.ev merge.ev

       This program only works on raw event files and binary tables. We have not yet implemented
       image and array merging.


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