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       dcmgpdir - Create a general purpose DICOMDIR


       dcmgpdir [options] [dcmfile-in...]


       The  dcmgpdir  utility  creates  a DICOMDIR file from the specified referenced DICOM files
       according to the DICOM Part 11 Media Storage Application Profiles.

       Currently, the following profiles are supported:

       • General Purpose CD-R Interchange (STD-GEN-CD)
       • General Purpose Interchange on DVD-RAM Media (STD-GEN-DVD-RAM)
       dcmmkdir is an extended version of this tool  which  also  supports  other  Media  Storage
       Application  Profiles  than  the general purpose one (e.g. the cardio profiles require the
       use of icon images).


       dcmfile-in  referenced DICOM file (or directory to be scanned)


   general options
         -h    --help
                 print this help text and exit

                 print version information and exit

                 print expanded command line arguments

         -q    --quiet
                 quiet mode, print no warnings and errors

         -v    --verbose
                 verbose mode, print processing details

         -d    --debug
                 debug mode, print debug information

         -ll   --log-level  [l]evel: string constant
                 (fatal, error, warn, info, debug, trace)
                 use level l for the logger

         -lc   --log-config  [f]ilename: string
                 use config file f for the logger
   input options
       DICOMDIR identifiers:

         +F    --fileset-id  [i]d: string
                 use specific file-set ID
                 (default: DCMTK_MEDIA_DEMO, "" for none)

         +R    --descriptor  [f]ilename: string
                 add a file-set descriptor file ID
                 (e.g. README, default: no descriptor)

         +C    --char-set  [c]harset: string
                 add a specific character set for descriptor
                 (default: "ISO_IR 100" if descriptor present)


         +id   --input-directory  [d]irectory: string
                 read referenced DICOM files from directory d
                 (default for --recurse: current directory)

         -m    --keep-filenames
                 expect filenames to be in DICOM format (default)

         +m    --map-filenames
                 map to DICOM filenames (lowercase->uppercase,
                 and remove trailing period)

         -r    --no-recurse
                 do not recurse within directories (default)

         +r    --recurse
                 recurse within filesystem directories

         +p    --pattern  [p]attern: string (only with --recurse)
                 pattern for filename matching (wildcards)

                 # possibly not available on all systems
   processing options
       consistency check:

         -W    --no-consistency-check
                 do not check files for consistency

         +W    --warn-inconsist-files
                 warn about inconsistent files (default)

         -a    --abort-inconsist-file
                 abort on first inconsistent file

       type 1 attributes:

         -I    --strict
                 exit with error if DICOMDIR type 1 attributes
                 are missing in DICOM file (default)

         +I    --invent
                 invent DICOMDIR type 1 attributes if missing in DICOM file

         +Ipi  --invent-patient-id
                 invent new PatientID in case of inconsistent
                 PatientName attributes

       other checks:

         +Nrs  --allow-retired-sop
                 allow retired SOP classes defined in previous editions
                 of the DICOM standard

         -Nxc  --no-xfer-check
                 do not reject images with non-standard transfer syntax
                 (just warn)
   output options
       DICOMDIR file:

         +D    --output-file  [f]ilename: string
                 generate specific DICOMDIR file
                 (default: DICOMDIR in current directory)


         -A    --replace
                 replace existing DICOMDIR (default)

         +A    --append
                 append to existing DICOMDIR

         +U    --update
                 update existing DICOMDIR

         -w    --discard
                 do not write out DICOMDIR


                 create a backup of existing DICOMDIR (default)

         -nb   --no-backup
                 do not create a backup of existing DICOMDIR

       post-1993 value representations:

         +u    --enable-new-vr
                 enable support for new VRs (UN/UT) (default)

         -u    --disable-new-vr
                 disable support for new VRs, convert to OB

       group length encoding:

         -g    --group-length-remove
                 write without group length elements (default)

         +g    --group-length-create
                 write with group length elements

       length encoding in sequences and items:

         +e    --length-explicit
                 write with explicit lengths (default)

         -e    --length-undefined
                 write with undefined lengths


       All files specified on the command  line  (or  discovered  by  recursively  examining  the
       contents  of  directories  with the +r option) are first evaluated for their compatibility
       with the General Purpose CD-R Image Interchange Profile (Supplement 19). Only  appropriate
       files  encoded  using  the  Explicit VR Little Endian Uncompressed Transfer Syntax will be
       accepted. Files having invalid filenames will be rejected (the rules can  be  relaxed  via
       the  +m  option).  Files  missing  required attributes will be rejected (the +I option can
       relax this behavior).
       A DICOMDIR file will only be constructed if all files have passed initial tests.
       The dcmgpdir utility also allows one to append new  entries  to  and  to  update  existing
       entries in a DICOMDIR file. Using option +A new entries are only appended to the DICOMDIR,
       i.e. existing records like the ones for PATIENT information are not updated. Using  option
       +U  also existing records are updated according to the information found in the referenced
       DICOM files. Please note that this update process might be slower than just appending  new
       entries.  However,  it  makes  sure  that  additional information that is required for the
       selected application profile is also added to existing records.
   Scanning Directories
       Adding files from directories is possible by using option --recurse. If no further command
       line  parameters  are given, the directory specified by option --input-directory (default:
       current directory) is scanned for files. If parameters are given, they can either  specify
       a  file  or  directory  name; the input directory is always prepended. If the files in the
       provided directories should be selected according to a specific name pattern  (e.g.  using
       wildcard  matching),  option  --pattern has to be used. Please note that this file pattern
       only applies to the files within the scanned directories, and, if any other  patterns  are
       specified  on  the  command  line  outside  the --input-directory option (e.g. in order to
       select further files), these do not apply to the specified directories.


       The level of logging output of the various command line tools and underlying libraries can
       be specified by the user. By default, only errors and warnings are written to the standard
       error stream. Using option --verbose also informational messages like  processing  details
       are  reported.  Option  --debug  can be used to get more details on the internal activity,
       e.g. for debugging purposes. Other logging levels can  be  selected  using  option  --log-
       level.  In  --quiet mode only fatal errors are reported. In such very severe error events,
       the application will usually terminate. For more details on the different logging  levels,
       see documentation of module 'oflog'.
       In  case  the logging output should be written to file (optionally with logfile rotation),
       to syslog (Unix) or the  event  log  (Windows)  option  --log-config  can  be  used.  This
       configuration  file also allows for directing only certain messages to a particular output
       stream and for filtering certain messages based on the module or  application  where  they
       are generated. An example configuration file is provided in <etcdir>/logger.cfg.


       All  command line tools use the following notation for parameters: square brackets enclose
       optional values (0-1), three trailing dots  indicate  that  multiple  values  are  allowed
       (1-n), a combination of both means 0 to n values.
       Command  line  options  are  distinguished  from  parameters by a leading '+' or '-' sign,
       respectively. Usually, order and position of command line options are arbitrary (i.e. they
       can  appear anywhere). However, if options are mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance
       is used. This behavior conforms to the standard evaluation rules of common Unix shells.
       In addition, one or more command files can be specified using an '@' sign as a  prefix  to
       the  filename  (e.g.  @command.txt). Such a command argument is replaced by the content of
       the corresponding text file (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator unless
       they appear between two quotation marks) prior to any further evaluation. Please note that
       a command file cannot contain another command file. This  simple  but  effective  approach
       allows  one  to summarize common combinations of options/parameters and avoids longish and
       confusing command lines (an example is provided in file <datadir>/dumppat.txt).


       The dcmgpdir utility will attempt  to  load  DICOM  data  dictionaries  specified  in  the
       DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e. if the DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       is not set, the file <datadir>/dicom.dic will be loaded unless  the  dictionary  is  built
       into the application (default for Windows).
       The  default  behavior  should  be preferred and the DCMDICTPATH environment variable only
       used when alternative data dictionaries are required. The DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       has  the  same  format  as  the  Unix  shell PATH variable in that a colon (':') separates
       entries. On Windows systems, a semicolon (';') is used as a separator. The data dictionary
       code  will attempt to load each file specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. It
       is an error if no data dictionary can be loaded.




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