>From: "Kwan-yin Kong" <address@hidden> >Organization: CCNY >Keywords: 200301272351.h0RNpd617689 McIDAS DSSERVE Hi Kwan-yin, >Hello. I am encountering an error in McIDAS while trying >to define a data set using DSSERVE and then list the files >using IMGLIST. The data files are GOES-8 images >downloaded from the SSEC archive having filenames >'goes8*'. To define the dataset, I entered the following >command in McIDAS. > >DSSERVE ADD SCOTT/IMAGES DIR='goes8*' TYPE=IMAGE If the image files are in AREA format, the DSSERVE command line should be: DSSERVE ADD SCOTT/IMAGES AREA DIR='goes8*' TYPE=IMAGE I would also recommend adding an informational text message to the end of the invocation: DSSERVE ADD SCOTT/IMAGES AREA DIR='goes8*' TYPE=IMAGE "Scotts images >It appeared to have executed okay with the following feed >back. > >>>Adding the group SCOTT as a local dataset > > > >>>Group/Descriptor Type Format & Range RT Comment > >>>------------------------ ----- ------------------ -- -------------------- > >>>SCOTT/IMAGES IMAGE > > DIRFILE=goes8* > >>>DSSERVE: done > > But when I tried to list those images using the >command > >IMGLIST SCOTT/IMAGES > >it gave the following error message. > >>>Image file directory listing for:SCOTT/IMAGES > >>>IMGLIST: ADIRSERV failed on exec of adir >>>IMGLIST: done This is caused by ADIRSERV not knowing the type of the image in the files. Specification of AREA (if they are, in fact, in AREA format) as I indicated above is the what ADIRSERV needs to know the type. >I am mystified by this. I appreciate your help on this >problem. Please let me know if the above mod to your DSSERVE command line doesn't fix your problem. Tom
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