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

Ahhh ... now that explains all those FL-3 errors that I always saw but never 
tried to deal with since everything typically worked ... didn't know about the 
^ trick, I'll have to try that!


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From: gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <gembud-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on 
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Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 8:47 PM
To: Jason Snyder
Cc: Unidata gembud
Subject: 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<mailto: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
Department of Atmospheric Science
University of Wyoming
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Laramie, WY 82071
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http://www.uwyo.edu/atsc

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