nxdir - Man Page

inspect a NeXus file non interactively


nxdir filename [options]


nxdir allows to retrieve the structure and/or data of a NeXus file.


About NXdir


Print help information and exit.


Print version information and exit.

Node Selection

-p path

Path inside the file to look in. This can be  absolute or relative and can be class or name of a  given field. To anchor the path at the beginning or  end place a "/" there. To specify that a level must exist, but the name or class can be anything, use a dot ".". To specify that any number of levels can exist, use  a star "*".

Output Control


Print (or not) the value of selected nodes, if possible. Defaults to false (+o).


Change the number of elements that are printed for arrays. Forces "-o". (default: 10)

-t|--tree-mode value

Sets the formatting of the tree. Allowed values are: script, multi, tree. Default is script.

--path-mode value

Select whether paths are written with names or classes. Allowed values are: name, class, both. Default is name.

--data-mode value

How data is printed. Allowed value is script

--printline value

How data is printed with respect to tree. Allowed values is single

--write-data filename

Select a file to write out selected NXdata to.

--dump filename

Generate a binary dump of the selected node.

See Also

nxbrowse(1) http://www.nexusformat.org


nxdir was originally written by P. F. Peterson <petersonpf@ornl.gov>

This manual page was written by Tobias Richter <Tobias.Richter@diamond.ac.uk> and may be used by others.

Referenced By

nxbrowse(1), nxsummary(1).

June 2010