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rdumpf -- convert IPPS rasters from DUMPF tapes to IRAF images


rdumpf dumpf_file file_list iraf_file


The dumpf data source, i.e., the name of a magtape device.
A string listing the permanent files to be read from the DUMPF tape.
The IRAF file which will receive the image data if the make_image parameter is set. If more then one raster is being read, the output filename is concatenated from the iraf_file parameter, the tape file number and the raster sequence number. That is, reading rasters 1 - 3 from files 3 and 4 with iraf_file = pic would generate a sequence of files: pic3.001, pic3.002, pic3.003, pic4.001, pic4.002, pic4.003.
raster_list = "1-999"
A string listing the IPPS rasters to be read from each file specified by the file_list parameter.
make_image = yes
This switch determines whether the IPPS rasters are converted to IRAF images. When this switch is set to no , only a listing of the IPPS rasters is produced, no output image is written.
print_header = yes
This switch determines if the IPPS header information will be listed for those rasters being read.
data_type = ""
The data type of the output IRAF image. If an incorrect data_type or null string is entered, the default data type used is determined by the number of bits per pixel in the IPPS raster.


IPPS rasters stored in DUMPF format are read and optionally converted to IRAF images. The IPPS ID and other header information is printed. The rasters to be converted are specified by both a file number and then a raster number within that file. It may be helpful to first run task ldumpf to list the contents of the DUMPF tape; only IPPS rasters can be converted.
Some dumpf volumes are written on more than one tape. Task rdumpf cannot recover a file that is split across two tapes on a "multi-volume-set" dumpf tape. It is, however, possible to read the files beyond the leading partial file; this is done by incrementing the file_list parameter by 1. For example, the first complete file on the second tape of a multi-volume-set is indicated by file_list = 2.


[1] Convert all rasters in the 3rd permanent file on tape:

cl> rdumpf mta 3 ipps

[2] Convert all rasters in all permanent files:

cl> rdumpf mta 1-999 ipps

[3] List the first 10 IPPS rasters of the first permanent file:

cl> rdumpf mta 1 raster_list=1-10 make_image=no


The Cyber format readers, including rdumpf , have not been implemented on SUN/IRAF and AOS/IRAF.

The current version of IRAF magtape I/O does not read beyond the first volume of a multivolume tape. As described above, rdumpf cannot read a file split across two tapes.
The record structure of a DUMPF tape is used to filter out noise records and extraneous bits that fill out a tape byte; this tape structure information is lost when the tape is copied to disk, and so rdumpf may not be able to convert some DUMPF format disk files.



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