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ncchecker - Man Page

netCDF Compliance Checker


ncchecker [-d dbg_lvl] [-i drc_in] [--tests= tst_lst] [-x] [-v var_lst] [--version ] input-files


ncchecker checks files for compliance with best practices rules and recommendations from various data and metadata standards bodies. These include the Climate & Forecast (CF) Metadata Conventions and the NASA Dataset Interoperability Working Group (DIWG) recommendations.  It reads input-files from stdin, or the command, performs checks requested in the tests option, if any (otherwise it performs all tests), and writes the results to stdout. Some standard NCO options are supported, including increasing the verbosity level with [-D dbg_lvl], excluding variables with [-x] variable subsetting with [-v var_lst], and printing the version with  [--version]. The output contains counts of the location and number of failed tests, or prints "SUCCESS" for tests with no failures.


NCO manual pages written by Charlie Zender.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <http://sf.net/bugs/?group_id=3331>.

See Also

The full documentation for NCO is maintained as a Texinfo manual called the NCO Users Guide. Because NCO is mathematical in nature, the documentation includes TeX-intensive portions not viewable on character-based displays.  Hence the only complete and authoritative versions of the NCO Users Guide are the PDF (recommended), DVI, and Postscript versions at <http://nco.sf.net/nco.pdf>, <http://nco.sf.net/nco.dvi>, and <http://nco.sf.net/nco.ps>, respectively. HTML and XML versions are available at <http://nco.sf.net/nco.html> and <http://nco.sf.net/nco.xml>, respectively.

If the info and NCO programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info nco

should give you access to the complete manual, except for the TeX-intensive portions.

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The NCO homepage at <http://nco.sf.net> contains more information.