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MINCINFO(1)		       MINC User's Guide		   MINCINFO(1)

       mincinfo	- print	out specified information about	a minc file

       mincinfo	[<options>] <file> [<file> ...]

       mincinfo	 will  print  out  either a general description	of a minc file
       (type, sign and range of	data, plus a brief description	of  dimensions
       and  their  order), or specific information about dimensions, variables
       or attributes in	the file. This program can be very useful for building
       shell scripts that access minc files.

       All  information	 given	by mincinfo is presented as read from the file
       with no transformation.	This means that	start and step values, for ex-
       ample,  are  not	 in the	world coordinate system.  To display the start
       values for a file in world coordinates, use voxeltoworld.

       Note that options can be	specified in abbreviated form (as long as they
       are unique) and can be given anywhere on	the command line.  Dimensions,
       variables and attributes	are all	specified  by  name.   Attributes  are
       specified  by variable:attribute	where variable can be omitted to spec-
       ify global attributes. More than	one option can be specified, in	 which
       case  the  return  value	from each option is printed on a separate line
       (-image_info prints on many lines) in the order of the options  on  the
       command line.

	      Print  out  the default general information about	the file. This
	      information includes the type, sign and range of the pixel data,
	      the  order  of  the  dimensions, and a list of dimensions	giving
	      name, length, start and step for each one.

	      Print out	a space-separated list of the dimensions in the	file.

	      Print out	a space-separated list of the variables	in the file.

       -dimlength dimension
	      Print the	length of the specified	dimension.

       -vartype	variable
	      Print the	type of	the variable.

       -vardims	variable
	      Print a space-separated list of the  dimensions  that  subscript
	      the variable (in C order).

       -varatts	variable
	      Print  a	space-separated	 list  of  the attribute names for the
	      specified	variable.

       -varvalues variable
	      Print a newline-separated	list of	the values  of	the  specified

       -atttype	variable:attribute
	      Print out	the type of the	specified attribute.

       -attvalue variable:attribute
	      Print  out a space-separated list	of the values of the specified

       -error_string string
	      Specifies	a string to print out if an error  occurs.  This  will
	      cause  the program to exit with normal status. The default is to
	      print an appropriate error message and exit with an  error  sta-

       -help  Print summary of command-line options and	abort.

	      Print the	program's version number and exit.

       Print out standard information about a minc file.

	      mincinfo file.mnc

       Print out contents of global history attribute.

	      mincinfo file.mnc	-attvalue :history

       Print out step value for	x dimension, setting the default value to 1.

	      mincinfo file.mnc	-attvalue xspace:step -error 1

       Print  out the step values for x, y and z, setting the default value to

	      mincinfo file.mnc	-error 1 \
		   -attvalue xspace:step \
		   -attvalue yspace:step \
		   -attvalue zspace:step

       Print out the names of the dimensions subscripting the image variable.

		   mincinfo file.mnc -vardims image

       Peter Neelin

       Copyright (C) 1993 by Peter Neelin


			 $Date:	2004-05-20 21:52:08 $		   MINCINFO(1)


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