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Utilities Necessary to Use the World Ocean Database 2009 Data
For decompressing WOD09 data any utilities which can handle zip-archives could be used (i.e. WinZip, WinRAR, StuffIt, MacZip, UnZip, etc.).
Some operational systems have embedded support for zip-archives.
We are provided gzip124.exe and
gzip124.tar decompressing utilities.
Data management and visualization also could be done with the Ocean Data View software. The latest version and software requirement can be obtained from the ODV web site*.
a. Installing gzip For the First Time
These commands will create a directory named gzip124 which include the gzip source code and documentation on copyrights, compression methods, and how to compile and install the gzip code. The readme file contains instruction on how to execute gzip.
b. Decompressing Data From WOD09
Copy data files to selected folder.
gzip has a limited help menu accessible with the -h option (i.e., gzip -h).
To decompress a single file:
gzip -nd <filename>
To decompress the contents of a directory and all subdirectories:
gzip -dr <directoryname>
If an older version of gzip is used, the -n option is required in order to preserve the correct file names.
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