The program collects all S-files in a given time interval for a given data base and optionally compresses the output file. The input is only from the prompt:
options: -start_time: time to start yyymmddhhmmss, at least yyyy, if not given, use 1900. if less than 1000 it is number of days back from current time. -end_time : time to end, if not given, use current time -base_name : data base, if not given use default data base -out : directory ending with / where files are written if not given, working directory is used -out_full : complete name and path, no date and base in name -compress : name of compress program, if blank no compression
The option of going back a number of days from current time is intended to be use to make e.g. a map of recent activity.
If using all defaults, the program will collect all data in the default data base from 1900 to the current date and write a file with a name like
The program can be operated manually. However, it is intended to be used with a cron job to automatically backup an S-file data base. In COM, there is an example script to be used for a cron job, e.g.
#!/bin/csh # # directory where backup_sfiles is running and backup # files are written by default # cd /home/seismo/backup_sfiles # # define env variables # source /home/seismo/COM/SEISAN.csh # # start backup_sfiles # /home/seismo/PRO/backup_sfiles -start_time 200201 -base_name ISC >/dev/null # # all in default data base compressed # #/home/seismo/PRO/backup_sfiles -compress gzip >/dev/null # #