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dcmgpdir(1)			  OFFIS	DCMTK			   dcmgpdir(1)

       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:

       o General Purpose CD-R Interchange (STD-GEN-CD)
       o 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.
       both cardio profiles requiring the use of icon images).
       dcmfile-in  referenced DICOM file
   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:

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

	 +F    --fileset-id  [i]d: string (default: DCMTK_MEDIA_DEMO)
		 use specific file set ID

	 +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

	 -A    --replace
		 replace existing DICOMDIR (default)

	 +A    --append
		 append	to existing DICOMDIR

	 +U    --update
		 update	existing DICOMDIR

	 -w    --discard
		 do not	write out DICOMDIR

	 -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 recursivly
       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 behaviour).
       A DICOMDIR file will only be  constructed  if  all  files  have	passed
       initial tests.
       The dcmgpdir utility also allows	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.
       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
       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
       behaviour  conforms  to	the  standard  evaluation rules	of common Unix
       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  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  behaviour	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.
       Copyright  (C)  1996-2010  by OFFIS e.V., Escherweg 2, 26121 Oldenburg,

Version	3.6.0			  6 Jan	2011			   dcmgpdir(1)


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