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GRIB_COPY(1) User Commands GRIB_COPY(1)




Copies the content of grib files printing values of some keys.


grib_copy [options] grib_file grib_file ... output_grib_file


-f Force. Force the execution not to fail on error.
-r Repack data. Sometimes after setting some keys involving properties
of the packing algorithm a repacking of data is needed. This repacking is performed setting this -r option.
-p key[:{s/d/l}],key[:{s/d/l}],...
Declaration of keys to print. For each key a string (key:s) or a double (key:d) or a long (key:l) type can be requested. Default type is string.
-P key[:{s/d/l}],key[:{s/d/l}],...
As -p adding the declared keys to the default list.
-w key[:{s/d/l}]{=/!=}value,key[:{s/d/l}]=value,...
Where clause. Only grib messages matching the key/value constraints are copied to the output_grib_file. A valid constraint is of type key=value or key!=value. For each key a string (key:s) or a double (key:d) or a long (key:l) type can be defined. Default type is string.
-B order by directive
Order by. The output will be ordered according to the order by directive. Order by example: "step asc, centre desc" (step ascending and centre descending)
-V Version.
-W width
Minimum width of each column in output. Default is 10.
-M Multi-field support off. Turn off support for multiple fields in single grib message.
-T T | B | A Message type. T->GTS, B->BUFR, A->Any (Experimental).
The input file is interpreted according to the message type.
-g Copy GTS header.
-G GRIBEX compatibility mode.
-7 Does not fail when the message has wrong length
-v Verbose.


This manpage has been autogenerated by Enrico Zini <>from the command line help of grib_copy.
April 2009 grib_copy