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DESCRIPTION

List content of BUFR files printing values of some header keys. Only scalar keys can be printed. It does not fail when a key is not found.

USAGE

bufr_ls [options] bufr_file bufr_file ...

OPTIONS


-p key[:{s|d|i}],key[:{s|d|i}],...

Declaration of keys to print. For each key a string (key:s), a double (key:d) or an integer (key:i) type can be requested. Default type is string.


-F format

C style format for floating point values.


-P key[:{s|d|i}],key[:{s|d|i}],...

As -p adding the declared keys to the default list.


-w key[:{s|d|i}]{=|!=}value,key[:{s|d|i}]{=|!=}value,...

Where clause. Messages are processed only if they match all the key/value constraints. A valid constraint is of type key=value or key!=value. For each key a string (key:s), a double (key:d) or an integer (key:i) type can be specified. Default type is string. In the value you can also use the forward-slash character '/' to specify an OR condition (i.e. a logical disjunction) Note: only one -w clause is allowed.


-s key[:{s|d|i}]=value,key[:{s|d|i}]=value,...

Key/values to set. For each key a string (key:s), a double (key:d) or an integer (key:i) type can be defined. By default the native type is set.


-n namespace

All the keys belonging to namespace are printed.


-m

Mars keys are printed.


-V

Version.


-W width

Minimum width of each column in output. Default is 10.


-g

Copy GTS header.


-7

Does not fail when the message has wrong length

bufr_ls examples

  1. Without options a default list of keys is printed. The default list can be different depending on the type of BUFR message.

    >  bufr_ls ../data/bufr/syno_multi.bufr
    

    The result is:

    centre    masterTablesVersionNumber  localTablesVersionNumber typicalDate   typicalTime    rdbType   rdbSubtype   rdbtimeDate    rdbtimeTime   numberOfSubsets    localLatitude   localLongitude
    ecmf      13                         1                        20090124      120000         1         1            20090124       121435        1                  70.93           -8.67
    ecmf      13                         1                        20090124      120000         1         1            20090124       121435        1                  77              15.5
    ecmf      13                         1                        20090124      120000         1         1            20090124       121435        1                  78.92           11.93
    3 of 3 messages in ../data/bufr/syno_multi.bufr
    3 of 3 total messages in 1 files


  2. It is allowed to use wildcards in filenames.

    >  bufr_ls ../data/bufr/syno_*.bufr
    


  3. To list only a specific set of keys use the -p option.

    >  bufr_ls -p totalLength,bufrHeaderCentre,bufrHeaderSubCentre ../data/bufr/syno_multi.bufr
    


  4. To list only a subset of messages use the -w (where option). Only the 12 UTC messages are listed with the following line.

    >  bufr_ls -w typicalTime="120000" ../data/bufr/syno_*.bufr
    


  5. All the non-12 UTC messages are listed as follows:

    >   bufr_ls -w typicalTime!="120000" ../data/bufr/syno_*.bufr
    


  6. To list only the second message from a BUFR file:

    >  bufr_ls -w count=2 ../data/bufr/syno_multi.bufr
    


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