Re: [netcdfgroup] netcdfgroup Digest, Vol 32, Issue 1

Hi Ben,

It sounds like ncl_filedump (a stand-alone script packaged with NCL) will do what you want:

$ ncl_filedump -v xxx,lat isscp.nc
 Copyright (C) 1995-2007 - All Rights Reserved
 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
 NCAR Command Language Version 5.0.0
 The use of this software is governed by a License Agreement.
 See http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/ for more details.
Variable: f (file variable)

filename:       isscp
path:   isscp.nc
   file global attributes:
      description : ISSCP reduced grid
   dimensions:
      nodes = 6596
   variables:
      float lon ( nodes )
         units :        degrees east
         long_name :    longitude

      float lat ( nodes )
         units :        degrees north
         long_name :    latitude

      float topo ( nodes )
         units :        meters above sea level (I think)
         long_name :    topology


Variables:

${progname}: error: 'xxx' is not a variable in 'isscp.nc'.
     lat:

  -88.75      -88.75      -88.75      -86.25      -86.25      -86.25
  -86.25      -86.25      -86.25      -86.25      -86.25      -86.25
....

  -dave
 Dave Brown -- NCL development team

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   1. smart ncdump? (Ben Foster)


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Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:52:59 -0700 (MST)
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Subject: [netcdfgroup] smart ncdump?
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Netcdf group:

I find it annoying when ncdump stops if a variable in the -v list
is not found on the file. It would be better if it just printed a
warning and continued. Because of this I have to customize ncdump
commands for different project files.  I could certainly write my
own ncdump code w/ IDL or some other language, but it might help
others if ncdump could be improved in this way. Does anyone know
if such a "smart" ncdump already exists?

--Ben

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Ben Foster                      High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
foster@xxxxxxxx                 phone: 303-497-1595  fax: 303-497-1589
Nat. Center for Atmos. Res.     P.O. Box 3000 Boulder CO 80307 USA
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