Re: [gembud] FL -3 Cannot create file error with gdtopo

Jason,

The problem is a bit more subtle. GEMPAK converts file paths to all
lowercase before creating a new file. So, your GDFILE entry
"/VRS/expTrackFax/topography4.gem" is converted to
"/vrs/exptrackfax/topography4.gem", which is not the correct directory.
When opening an existing file, the original case of the file is checked
first before changing to all lowercase. This is all legacy from the VAX/VMS
days. In order to override this default behavior, preface the mixed case
file path with a "^". This will preserve the mixed case and skip the
conversion step.

Scott




Scott Jacobs
NOAA/NWS/NCEP/NCO
301-683-3910 <<<<< Back to the old number


On Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 3:36 PM, Larry D. Oolman <ldoolman@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 08/05/15 13:03, Jason Snyder wrote:
>
>>
>> To whom it may concern,
>>
>> I am trying to create a .gem file using gdtopo and I get the following
>> error:
>>
>> [FL -3] Cannot create file topography4.gem
>>
>> Do you know what is going on and how to resolve this issue?
>>
>> Attached is my script.  Thank you for your time.
>>
>> -Jason
>>
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> The first thing I would look at is to see it you have write permission to
> the
> directory: /VRS/expTrackFax
>
> If you do, see if you can create or modify (if it already exists)
> the file /VRS/expTrackFax/topography4.gem exist.  Try to execute:
> touch  /VRS/expTrackFax/topography4.gem
> and see if the file exists and the time stamp on it is current:
> ls -l /VRS/expTrackFax/topography4.gem
>
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> Larry Oolman
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