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Re: [Bug-wget] Fwd: No BAT file found for downloading globalbedo data to

From: Tim Ruehsen
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] Fwd: No BAT file found for downloading globalbedo data to Windows
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 15:12:16 +0200
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On Sunday 08 September 2013 21:45:24 Joe Tedesco wrote:
> Please advise as to whether this is an oversight that can be corrected.
> At the url
> www.globalbedo.org/global.php
> the help screen advises the following for downloading data for a Windows
> system
> *For Windows user
>     Download the wget setup program from here.
>     After installation, go to Get Data to download the shell script using
> extension .bat and type "cmd" at Windows start. At the command Prompt, type
> "globalbedo_wgetXXXXXXXXXX.bat" to run.
> *
> However, there is no .bat file to be found; just a unix-style .sh file
> I nonetheless installed Wget and can run it on my Windows XP system. I have
> even downloaded the script file "globalbedo_wget1378685267.sh" and modified
> it by changing the extension to .bat.
> This "globalbedo_wget1378685267.bat" file runs ok but I have no idea if the
> option arguments for wget in this (originally) .sh file are any good for
> Windows.

The script just holds calls to wget. So changing .sh to .bat was ok.

> The data output files it delivers, when I unzip them, are all binary files
> of type "GlobAlbedo.199805.mosaic.5.nc".
> What can I do with these on a Windows system? Would a .bat file deliver the
> data in another format?

A .bat file would not deliver any different format.
There should be some program to read these .nc files (I am guessing netCDF: 
Ask at GlobalAlbedo.org, what is all about.


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