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       dcmgpdir - Create a general purpose DICOMDIR


       dcmgpdir [options] dcmfile-in...


       The  dcmgpdir  utility  creates  a  DICOMDIR  file  from  the specified
       referenced DICOM files according to the DICOM  Part  11  Media  Storage
       Application Profiles.

       Currently, the following profiles are supported:

       · General Purpose CD-R Interchange (STD-GEN-CD)
       · General Purpose Interchange on DVD-RAM Media (STD-GEN-DVD-RAM)
       dcmmkdir  is an extended version of this tool which also supports other
       Media Storage Application Profiles than the general purpose  one  (e.g.
       both cardio profiles requiring the use of icon images).


       dcmfile-in  referenced DICOM file


   general options
         -h    --help
                 print this help text and exit

                 print version information and exit

         -v    --verbose
                 verbose mode, print processing details

         -q    --quiet
                 quiet mode, print no warnings and errors

         -d    --debug
                 debug mode, print debug information
   input options
       DICOMDIR identifiers:

         +D    --output-file  [f]ilename : string
                 generate specific DICOMDIR file
                 (default: DICOMDIR in current directory)

         +F    --fileset-id  [i]d : string (default: DCMTK_MEDIA_DEMO)
                 use specific file set ID

         +R    --descriptor  [f]ilename : string
                 add a file set descriptor file ID
                 (e.g. README, default: no descriptor)

         +C    --char-set  [c]har-set : string
                 add a specific character set for descriptor
                 (default: "ISO_IR 100" if descriptor present)

       type 1 attributes:

         -I    --strict
                 exit with error if DICOMDIR type 1 attributes
                 are missing in DICOM file (default)

         +I    --invent
                 invent DICOMDIR type 1 attributes if missing in DICOM file


         +id   --input-directory  [d]irectory : string
                 read referenced DICOM files from directory d
                 (default for --recurse: current directory)

         -m    --keep-filenames
                 expect filenames to be in DICOM format (default)

         +m    --map-filenames
                 map to DICOM filenames (lowercase->uppercase,
                 and remove trailing period)

         -r    --no-recurse
                 do not recurse within directories (default)

         +r    --recurse
                 recurse within filesystem directories

         +p    --pattern  [p]attern : string (only with --recurse)
                 pattern for filename matching (wildcards)

                 # possibly not available on all systems


         -W    --no-consistency-check
                 do not check files for consistency

         +W    --warn-inconsist-files
                 warn about inconsistent files (default)

         -a    --abort-inconsist-file
                 abort on first inconsistent file

         +Ipi  --invent-patient-id
                 invent new PatientID in case of inconsistent
                 PatientsName attributes
   output options

         -A    --replace
                 replace existing DICOMDIR (default)
         +A    --append
                 append to existing DICOMDIR

         -w    --discard
                 do not write out DICOMDIR

         -nb   --no-backup
                 do not create a backup of existing DICOMDIR

       post-1993 value representations:

         +u    --enable-new-vr
                 enable support for new VRs (UN/UT) (default)

         -u    --disable-new-vr
                 disable support for new VRs, convert to OB

       group length encoding:

         -g    --group-length-remove
                 write without group length elements (default)

         +g    --group-length-create
                 write with group length elements

       length encoding in sequences and items:

         +e    --length-explicit
                 write with explicit lengths (default)

         -e    --length-undefined
                 write with undefined lengths


       All  files  specified  on the command line (or discovered by recursivly
       examining the contents of directories with the  +r  option)  are  first
       evaluated  for  their compatibility with the General Purpose CD-R Image
       Interchange Profile (Supplement 19).  Only  appropriate  files  encoded
       using  the  Explicit VR Little Endian Uncompressed Transfer Syntax will
       be accepted. Files having invalid filenames will be rejected (the rules
       can  be  relaxed  via the +m option). Files missing required attributes
       will be rejected (the +I option can relax this behaviour).
       A DICOMDIR file will only be  constructed  if  all  files  have  passed
       initial tests.


       All  command  line  tools  use  the  following notation for parameters:
       square brackets enclose optional  values  (0-1),  three  trailing  dots
       indicate  that multiple values are allowed (1-n), a combination of both
       means 0 to n values.
       Command line options are distinguished from parameters by a leading ’+’
       or  ’-’ sign, respectively. Usually, order and position of command line
       options are arbitrary (i.e. they  can  appear  anywhere).  However,  if
       options  are  mutually exclusive the rightmost appearance is used. This
       behaviour conforms to the standard  evaluation  rules  of  common  Unix
       In  addition,  one  or more command files can be specified using an ’@’
       sign as a prefix to the filename (e.g. @command.txt).  Such  a  command
       argument  is  replaced  by  the  content of the corresponding text file
       (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator) prior  to  any
       further  evaluation.  Please  note  that  a command file cannot contain
       another command file. This simple  but  effective  approach  allows  to
       summarize  common combinations of options/parameters and avoids longish
       and  confusing  command  lines  (an  example  is   provided   in   file


       The  dcmgpdir  utility  will  attempt  to  load DICOM data dictionaries
       specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e.  if
       the   DCMDICTPATH   environment   variable   is   not   set,  the  file
       <PREFIX>/lib/dicom.dic will be loaded unless the  dictionary  is  built
       into the application (default for Windows).
       The   default   behaviour  should  be  preferred  and  the  DCMDICTPATH
       environment variable only used when alternative data  dictionaries  are
       required.  The  DCMDICTPATH environment variable has the same format as
       the Unix shell PATH variable in that a colon (’:’)  separates  entries.
       The  data  dictionary  code will attempt to load each file specified in
       the DCMDICTPATH environment  variable.  It  is  an  error  if  no  data
       dictionary can be loaded.




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