Re: [gembud] How to decode buoy txt file with dcmsfc?

Thanks Gerry â

ftp://ftp.met.tamu.edu/pub/neils/2015030900_boy.txt


> On Mar 25, 2015, at 11:51 AM, Gerry Creager - NOAA Affiliate 
> <gerry.creager@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Neil
> 
> Look here: https://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/gempak/man/prog/dcmsfc.html
> 
> DCMSFC
> 
>     DCMSFC decodes raw buoy, ship, C-MAN, and Coast Guard reports from
>     a real-time data feed, or from a file fed to the program through
>     standard input, and writes the data to a GEMPAK surface file.  The
>     program is controlled by inputs to the command line.
> 
>     The inputs are program options and the output file name or template.
>     For example, for real-time data feeds:
>     
>       dcmsfc [options] output_file
> 
>     Currently, the decoder can be run in two different modes.  If the -a
>     option is not used, the decoder will create hourly files of all 
>     marine surface data (ship, C-MAN, fixed and drifting buoys, Coast
>     Guard).  If the option "-a 6" is specified, 6-hour files of ship
>     data only will be created.  For real-time operation, output files
>     have the form YYYYMMDDHH.ship, and are placed in different
>     directories depending on whether they are hourly or 6-hour files.
> 
>     If running the program interactively with standard input, the -c
>     option must be used.  The input file must be also be specified.
>     For example:
> 
>       dcmsfc -c YYMMDD/HHNN [other_options] output_file < input_file
>     
>     A template may be used to specify the output file name.  The file
>     name template uses the date and time of the bulletin or report
>     to replace the following characters.
> 
>       YYYY or YY      Year with or without the century
>       MM              Month number
>       DD              Day
>       HH              Hour
>       NN              Minute
> 
> 
> Point me to the file source and I'll see what I can do with it.
> gerry
> 
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 11:42 AM, Smith, Neil R <n-smith2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> Have a txt file of buoy data, 2015030900_boy.txt, downloaded from archive 
> sources.
> 
> Would like to decode it to .gem format.
> 
> How?  I donât have the man pages.
> 
> Thanks,
> -Neil
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