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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.
       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
       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
       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.
       Copyright (C) 1996-2016 by OFFIS	e.V., Escherweg	 2,  26121  Oldenburg,

Version	3.6.5			Mon Oct	28 2019			   dcmgpdir(1)


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