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Command Line Arguments

There are a number of command line arguments for McIDAS-V. These command line arguments can be applied when starting McIDAS-V using a terminal or command prompt (e.g., from the McIDAS-V-System directory, type: runMcV -noplugins). To view them provide the argument: -help:

mcv -help

Specifying data source type

If you load in a data source from the command line using the -data argument, McIDAS-V tries to figure out what type of data it is by looking for patterns in the file or url you specify. If it cannot determine the type, McIDAS-V will prompt the user for the type.

You can add in a "type:" prefix to the argument that will specify the type with:

mcv -data type:somedatatype:the_file_or_url_to_the_data

For the different values for the "somedatatype", see Data Source Types.

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