dcmpsrcv - Network receive for presentation state viewer
dcmpsrcv [options] config-file
The dcmpsrcv application is invoked by the Grayscale Softcopy
Presentation State Viewer and is not intended to be invoked manually.
The application reads the common configuration file which is shared
between the different components of the viewer and opens a TCP/IP
socket on which incoming association requests are accepted. The
application sparks a separate process for each DICOM connection. It
supports the same storage SOP classes as the storescp utility as SCP,
but does not support encapsulated transfer syntaxes. Incoming images
are stored in the common viewer database. See the full conformance
statement for further details.
config-file configuration file to be read
print this help text and exit
print version information and exit
verbose mode, print processing details
debug mode, print debug information
terminate all running receivers
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 dcmpsrcv 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.
etc/dcmpstat.cfg - sample configuration file
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