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).



Paul Turner
Oregon Graduate Institute
Beaverton, OR 97006