The STATUS option specifies whether a status file is written periodically through the conformational search. The status file is written using the same file naming scheme as the checkpoint file described in Checkpoint and Restart Options. The frequency of writing is also dictated by the CHECKPOINT option. The status file is written to the unit specified by UNIT option.
The SETPRN option directs the program to set the process name to indicate the progress of the search. This option works only for batch jobs on VMS systems. The process name is set to the number of leaves found thus far followed by the minimum evaluation encountered thus far during the search.