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IRAF is normally started up by issuing the cl command (you may need a startup file in your current or home directory). Converting an existing file in IRAF format into a FITS is very simple, as is illustrated in the following example:

    % cl                            # startup IRAF
    cl> dataio                      # go into the dataio area
    da> wfits iraf_file fits_file   # and convert it
    da> logout                      # quit IRAF

The parameter bitpix may have to be set to 16 or 32, if you don't like it's default. The complementary IRAF program rfits converts a FITS file into IRAF format.

(c) Peter Teuben