Re: 20060201: Nsharp resource file


It turns out that $GEMTBL/config/datatype.tbl was pointing to the
directory where the data resides...but that the file names did not
follow the proper convention.  Instead of "YYYYMMDD_upa.gem" specified
in the table, I was using "YYMMDD_upa.gem". An old habit from the
pre-Y2K days. Changing the file names solved the problem.
So what do I do with this old resource file in my .app-defaults
directory? If I remove it, Nsharp quits on startup. Leaving it there
seems to do no harm.


You are referencing old files. The configuration of the menu pulldowns
is done through $GEMTBL/nsharp files, where the data set name UAIR in
nsharp_observed.tbl is the $GEMTBL/config/datatype.tbl alias- the same
datalocation you would be expecting by using the UAIR template in the
SN* programs.

Steve Chiswell
Unidata User Support

On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, David Blanchard wrote:

I'm having trouble with Nsharp finding the correct data directory
for current soundings (Load > Observed > File > UAIR ). The NSHARP
resource file ( ~/.app-defaults) has been modified to the data
directory but does not appear to have any affect.

Closer examination reveals that this may be an older resource file
since it mentions V3.1 at the top of the file.  In $NAWIPS/resource/
there is a resource file for NSHARP v3.2 but it only has a few lines
and no paths to data locations. In addition, if I use this file in
my .app-defaults directory, I get errors:

$ nsharp
nsharp: line 1: Nsharp.geometry:: command not found
nsharp: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token `('
nsharp: line 2: Nsharp.title: SkewT Hodograph Analysis and Research Program (V3.2 + UPC Mods)'
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