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

wgrib2: -match_inv


The -match_inv option prints out the inventory which is used by the -match, -not, -if, -not_if -match_fs, -not_fs, -if_fs and -not_if_fs options.

-sh-2.05b$ wgrib2 new.grb2 -match_inv
1:0:d=2007032600:HGT:1000 mb:anl:vt=2007032600
2:125535:d=2007032600:HGT:1000 mb:3 hour fcst:vt=2007032603



Future Changes

The format of the "match inventory" has evolved and will continue to evolve. The rule for future changes is that new items in the "match inventory" will be added as the second last item. Consequently the last item in the inventory will always be ":vt=YYYYMMDDHH:". In order to future proof your -match, and -not selections, you must not include any item before the ":vt=YYYYMMDD:" field.

    -match ":vt=2011111500:"                  good
    -not ":vt=2011111500:$"                   good (dollar sign matches the end of the line)
    -not ":n=10:vt=2011111500:"               bad (item before :vt=)
    -match ":RH:975 mb:anl::vt=2010050806:"   bad (item before :vt=)
Some recent changes (as of Nov 2011) to the match inventory include:
  • adding the "extended name of the variable", ex. TMP.prob_<273
  • adding the inventory number, ex. n=10
  • adding ensemble/chemical/probability information (-misc)
See also: -if, -if_fs, -match, -match_fs, -not, -not_fs, -not_if, -not_if_fs, -set_regex.

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