Content-type). The helpers are specified through a
mailcapfile, the same file used by Netscape and MIME-compliant mail readers (
metamail) to process data.
syn-proc: helps with real-time observations
syn-proc area-name syn-file
METAR) records, MIME type
NODDSFLSfolder (so the program can figure out the location of the
NODDSfolder from the
area-namejust below the
NODDSFLS, the folder this helper is called from)
MZZUPDT_.XXFdoes not exist there, the
syn-fileis copied there with a line "
METXSYN DTGString" prepended and "
MZZUPDT_.XXFdid exist, it is merged into
MZZUPDT_.XXFis renamed into
fldsum.datfile, and finally, touches the file
update.obs. This serves as a signal to JMV viewer that the
fldsum.datfiles have been updated with a new set of Real Time Observations.
syn-prochelper never writes to
MZZUPDT_.XXF: instead, it creates an entirely new file, which it later renames into
MZZUPDT_.XXF(taking care to save the existing
Also note that the present
syn-proc module does not need to access any other file that is not mentioned above (for example,
syn-proc does not need an
syn-procis 2.5, as of Jul 23, 1997
sat-proc: helps with satellite image data
sat-proc tmpname area-name sat-id description timestamp
EPOCHseconds (the same format as returned by
The program descends into the area (which is a folder named
area-name just below NODDSFLS, the folder this application is called from). The
tmpname file is copied to a file whose name is constructed as follows:
sat-id + "X000" + rightmostchar( sat-id ) + ".IMF"
SVN", then file name would be "
The full product description, a '
description' command-line argument, is used to create a record about this satellite product in the
After this helper has taken care of the product data file and recorded this info in the
fldsum.dat, the helper touches a file '
The presence of this file tells JMV that
fldsum.dat has been updated (and so JMV should re-draw the current display).
sat-procis 2.0, as of August 8, 1997