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GRIB_GET(1) User Commands GRIB_GET(1)




Get values of some keys from a grib file. It is similar to grib_ls, but fails returning an error code when an error occurs (e.g. key not found).


grib_get [options] grib_file grib_file ...


-f Force. Force the execution not to fail on error.
-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.
-F format
C style format for floating point values.
-l Latitude,Longitude[,MODE,file]
Value close to the point of a Latitude/Longitude. Allowed values for MODE are: 4 (4 values in the nearest points are printed) Default 1 (the value at the nearest point is printed) file (file is used as mask. The closer point with mask value>=0.5 is printed)
-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. 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.
-n namespace
All the keys belonging to namespace are printed.
-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.
-V Version.
-W width
Minimum width of each column in output. Default is 10.
-m Mars keys are printed.
-M Multi-field support off. Turn off support for multiple fields in single grib message.
-g Copy GTS header.
-G GRIBEX compatibility mode.
-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
-X offset
Input file offset in bytes. Processing of the input file will start from "offset".
-i index
Data value corresponding to the given index is printed.


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