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       mincinfo - print out specified information about a minc file


       mincinfo [<options>] <file> [<file> ...]


       mincinfo  will print out either a general description of a minc file (type, sign and range
       of data, plus a brief description of dimensions and their order), or specific  information
       about dimensions, variables or attributes in the file. This program can be very useful for
       building shell scripts that access minc files.

       All  information  given  by  mincinfo  is  presented  as  read  from  the  file  with   no
       transformation.   This means that start and step values, for example, are not in the world
       coordinate system.  To display the start values for  a  file  in  world  coordinates,  use


       Note  that  options  can be specified in abbreviated form (as long as they are unique) and
       can be given anywhere on the command line.  Dimensions, variables and attributes  are  all
       specified  by  name.  Attributes are specified by variable:attribute where variable can be
       omitted to specify global attributes. More than one option can be specified, in which case
       the  return  value  from  each option is printed on a separate line (-image_info prints on
       many lines) in the order of the options on the command line.

              Print out the default general information about the file. This information includes
              the type, sign and range of the pixel data, the order of the dimensions, and a list
              of dimensions giving name, length, start and step for each one.

              Print out a space-separated list of the dimensions in the file.

              Print out a space-separated list of the variables in the file.

       -dimlength dimension
              Print the length of the specified dimension.

       -vartype variable
              Print the type of the variable.

       -vardims variable
              Print a space-separated list of the dimensions that subscript the  variable  (in  C

       -varatts variable
              Print a space-separated list of the attribute names for the specified variable.

       -varvalues variable
              Print a newline-separated list of the values of the specified variable.

       -atttype variable:attribute
              Print out the type of the specified attribute.

       -attvalue variable:attribute
              Print out a space-separated list of the values of the specified attribute.

       -error_string string
              Specifies  a string to print out if an error occurs. This will cause the program to
              exit with normal status. The default is to print an appropriate error  message  and
              exit with an error status.

       -help  Print summary of command-line options and abort.

              Print the program's version number and exit.


       Print out standard information about a minc file.

              mincinfo file.mnc

       Print out contents of global history attribute.

              mincinfo file.mnc -attvalue :history

       Print out step value for x dimension, setting the default value to 1.

              mincinfo file.mnc -attvalue xspace:step -error 1

       Print out the step values for x, y and z, setting the default value to 1.

              mincinfo file.mnc -error 1 \
                   -attvalue xspace:step \
                   -attvalue yspace:step \
                   -attvalue zspace:step

       Print out the names of the dimensions subscripting the image variable.

                   mincinfo file.mnc -vardims image


       Peter Neelin


       Copyright © 1993 by Peter Neelin



                                   $Date: 2004-05-20 21:52:08 $                       MINCINFO(1)