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HOME > Monitoring_and_Data > Oceanic and Atmospheric Data > Reanalysis: Atmospheric Data > wgrib2-inv

wgrib2: -inv


The -inv option redirects the inventory to a file. This option could be used with an option to send decoded data to STDOUT.

$ wgrib2 file -inv my.inv -text - -no_header  -match ':HGT:500 mb:' |  JOB

  -inv my.inv   writes the inventory to my.inv
  -text -       write the decoded data as a text file to stdout
  -no_header    no header
  JOB           is some program that reads the raw data from stdin
The -inv option is very specialized and helps when you want to imbed wgrib2 within another program. For example, reading a grib2 record from within perl program is easy.
  open(DATA, "wgrib2 file -inv /dev/null -text - -no_header -match ':HGT:500 mb:' |");


-inv FILE
See also: -text -bin

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