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GRIB_DUMP(1) User Commands GRIB_DUMP(1)




Dump the content of a grib file in different formats.


grib_dump [options] grib_file grib_file ...


-O Octet mode. WMO documentation style dump.
-D Debug mode.
-d Print all data values.
-j JSON mode (JavaScript Object Notation).
-C C code mode. A C code program generating the grib message is dumped.
-t Print type information.
-H Print octet content in hexadecimal format.
-a Dump aliases.
-w key[:{s/d/l}]{=/!=}value,key[:{s/d/l}]{=/!=}value,...
Where clause. Grib messages are processed only if they match all the key/value constraints. 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 specified. Default type is string.
-s key[:{s/d/l}]=value,key[:{s/d/l}]=value,...
Key/values to set. For each key a string (key:s) or a double (key:d) or a long (key:l) type can be defined. By default the native type is set.
-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.
-7 Does not fail when the message has wrong length
-V Version.
-X offset
Input file offset in bytes. Processing of the input file will start from "offset".
-x Fast parsing option, only headers are loaded.


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