[gradsusr] Use of ^ Character in Descriptor File

Arlindo da Silva dasilva at alum.mit.edu
Sun Jun 22 10:20:08 EDT 2014


   In the past "^" expansion worked on windows, but since I am not a
windows user I have to rely on users to report such problems.  In fact, the
model.ctl that I use for tests has "^" in it and all windows builds passes
100% of the tests.

   Can you send me the full name of the directory where the data resides? I
want to make sure there is no glitch with the handling of specific
directory names when expanding "^". Please send me the 2 versions of the
ctl file: one with the "^" and the other with full pathname and I will take
a look.


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Stephen McMillan <smcmillan at planalytics.com
> wrote:

> This question is for those familiar with MS Windows...
> The GrADS documentation states that "If a ^ character is placed in front
> of *data_filename*, then *data_filename* is assumed to be relative to the
> path of the descriptor file. If you are using the ^ character in the DSET
> entry, then the descriptor file and the data file may be moved to a new
> directory without changing any entries in the data descriptor file,
> provided their relative paths remain the same."
> However, I have not been able to get this to work.  My descriptor (.ctl)
> and data file (.bin) have exactly the same names, apart from the
> extensions, and reside in the same folder.  Here's the applicable "dset"
> line in my descriptor file:
> dset ^tfit.air-nino+soi+amo.lt12.jan51-02.bin
> If I include the full pathname in dset, it works fine.  However, I want to
> be able to move the files to a new folder without having to edit the dset
> entry.  Is there an equivalent for Windows?
> I'm using GrADS version 2.0.1.oga.1 on a Windows 7 pc.
> Stephen McMillan
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