Reading NetCDF from unit 5 or stdin


I need to be able to read/write a netCDF file from stdin/stdout.
Is this possible? I like to open a pipe and read netCDF directly
from the prgram that generates it, but I see nothing in the docs
that states whether or not this can be done. Seems like there might
be problems with seeks. If this can't be done, is there a standard
work-around? I'd like to avoid creating an intermediate file on disk,
as some of the files generated are extremely large (wrt to the amount
available disk here).

Thanks,

--Paul

Paul Turner
Oregon Graduate Institute
Beaverton, OR 97006
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