gmt_shell_functions.sh - Practical functions to be used in GMT Bourne Again shell scripts
gmt_build_movie [-d directory] [-n] [-r framerate] [-v] namestem
gmt_build_gif [-d directory] [-l loop] [-r delay] namestem
gmt_build_kmz -p prefix [ -r ] files
gmt_get_region file(s) [options]
gmt_get_gridregion file [options]
gmt_get_map_width -R -J
gmt_get_map_height -R -J
gmt_launch_jobs [-c n_cores] [-l nlines_per_cluster] [-n] [-v] [-w] commandfile
gmt_set_framename prefix framenumber
gmt_shell_functions.sh provides a set of functions to Bourne (again) shell scripts in support of GMT. The calling shell script should include the following line, before the functions can be used:
Once included in a shell script, gmt_shell_functions.sh allows GMT users to do some scripting more easily than otherwise. The functions made available are:
- Creates a temporary directory in /tmp or (when defined) in the directory specified by the environment variable TMPDIR. The name of the temporary directory is returned as environment variable GMT_TMPDIR. This function also causes GMT to run in ‘isolation mode’, i.e., all temporary files will be created in GMT_TMPDIR and the gmt.conf file will not be adjusted.
- Removes the temporary directory and unsets the GMT_TMPDIR environment variable.
- Remove all files and directories in which the current process number is part of the file name. If the optional prefix is given then we also delete all files and directories that begins with the given prefix.
- Send a message to standard error.
- Send a message to standard error and exit the shell.
- Returns the total number of lines in file(s)
- Returns the total number of data records in file(s), i.e., not counting headers.
- Returns the number of fields or words in string
- Returns the given field in a string. Must pass string between double quotes to preserve it as one item.
- Returns the region in the form w/e/s/n based on the data in table file(s). Optionally add -Idx/dy to round off the answer.
- Returns the region in the form w/e/s/n based on the header of a grid file. Optionally add -Idx/dy to round off the answer.
- Expects the user to give the desired -R -J settings and returns the map width in the current measurement unit.
- Expects the user to give the desired -R -J settings and returns the map height in the current measurement unit.
- Takes a file with a long list of commands and splits them into many chunks that can be executed concurrently. Without arguments the function will display its usage. Note: It is your responsibility to make sure no race conditions occur (i.e., multiple commands writing to the same file).
- Create the output PostScript file name based on the base name of a given file (usually the script name $0).
- Returns a lexically ordered filename stem (i.e., no extension) given the file prefix and the current frame number, using a width of 6 for the integer including leading zeros. Useful when creating animations and lexically sorted filenames are required.
- Accepts the current frame integer counter and returns the next integer counter.
- Accepts a namestem which gives the prefix of a series of image files with names dir/namestem_*.*. Optional argument sets the directory [same as namestem], and frame rate . Without arguments the function will display its usage.
- Accepts a namestem which gives the prefix of a series of image files with names dir/namestem_*.*. Optional argument sets the directory [same as namestem], loop count and delay . Without arguments the function will display its usage.
- Accepts -p prefix [ -r ] and any number of KML files and and the images they may refer to, and builds a single KMZ file with the name prefix.kmz. Without arguments the function will display its usage.
1. These functions only work in the Bourne shell (sh) and their derivatives (like ash, bash, ksh and zsh). These functions do not work in the C shell (csh) or their derivatives (like tcsh), and cannot be used in DOS batch scripts either.
2. gmt_shell_functions.sh were first introduced in GMT version 4.2.2 and have since been regularly expanded with other practical scripting short-cuts. If you want to suggest other functions, please do so by adding a New Issue request on gmt.soest.hawaii.edu.