MB-System Unix Manual Page
Section: MB-System 5.0 (1)
Updated: 3 June 2013
mbm_makedatalist - Macro to generate a datalist of the swath
files in a specified directory.
mbm_makedatalist [-Idirectory -Odatalist -H -V]
Mbm_makedatalist is a macro to generate an MB-System
datalist file referencing all identifiable swath files in
the specified target directory.
The output datalist will be placed in the current working
directory. The output datalist is named datalist.mb-1
by default, but can be specified with the -O option.
If no target directory is specified with the -I
option, then the current working directory is used. In order
for swath files to be recognized and included in the datalist,
they must conform to the MB-System swath file naming convention
(see the mbsystem manual page for details).
David W. Caress (email@example.com)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Dale N. Chayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
This "help" flag cause the program to print out a description
of its operation and then exit immediately.
Sets the path of the target directory.
Sets the name of the output datalist file. Default: datalist.mb-1
The -V option causes mbm_makedatalist to print out status messages.
Suppose we have a set of swath files in a directory and we
want to construct a datalist referring to those files. A simple
directory listing shows four files:
of which three are identifiable as swath files because of the
".mb88" file suffix. Running mbm_makedatalist in this
directory with no arguments other than verbosity:
produces a datalist file named datalist.mb-1. The contents of
this file are:
where the file junk.txt has been ignored.
mbsystem(1), mbdatalist(1), mbinfo(1)
This macro doesn't yet recognize when one swath file derives from
another (e.g. line1p.mb57 can be inferred to be a processed
version of line1.mb57).
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Last Updated: 3 June 2013
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