Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#272 closed help (fixed)

ff2pp not working on HECToR

Reported by: swr05keh Owned by: jeff
Component: UM Tools Keywords: ff2pp
Cc: Platform:
UM Version: 6.1



I am trying to convert my 64 bit um format files to 32 bit pp files using
ff2pp -ieee64bs xdulb.pp0 xdulb_le.pp
on HECToR, but I get the error:
Unknown option: ieee64bs
Sylvia has successfully used this command to convert my file (/work/n02/n02/swr05keh/xdulb/xdulb.pp0) so I was wondering if I need something in my .profile or .kshrc file which allows me to use ff2pp?


Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by jeff

  • Owner changed from um_support to jeff
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Hi Kirsty

I'm not sure why this doesn't work for you. Can you paste into the helpdesk exactly what you type and the output, also what happens when you enter this command "type ff2pp".


comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by swr05keh

Hi Jeff,

In the directory /work/n02/n02/swr05keh/xdyca I typed:

ff2pp -ieee64bs xdyca.pp0 xdyca_le.pp

and the output is:

Unknown option: ieee64bs
: Error
USAGE: [-transferonly]

[-ltemp Local_temp_dir (/tmp)]
[-rtemp remote_temp_dir (/scratch)]
[-ieee "options" ()]
[-convpp "options" ()]
[-o request output from conversion]
[-u do not delete the temp files]
[-v UM_version]
[-di ieee exec_directory]
[-dc convpp exec_directory]

When I enter the command 'type ff2pp' I get:

ff2pp is /work/n02/n02/hum/vn7.1/pathscale/utils/ff2pp


comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by jeff

Hi Kirsty

Ah, it looks like the Met Office have introduced a ff2pp command for vn7.1, this clashes with my version. To use my version type


alternatively you could use the um2pp command which should also work.


comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by swr05keh

Thanks Jeff, it's working fine now.


comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jeff

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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