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       dcmqridx - Register a DICOM image file in an image database index file


       dcmqridx [options] index-out [dcmimg-in...]


       The  dcmqridx ulility registers DICOM image files in the database index
       file used by the dcmqrscp and dcmqrti applications. No image files  are
       copied. dcmqridx can also list the contents of the database index file.


       index-out  storage area for the index file (directory)

       dcmimg-in  DICOM image file to be registered in the index file


         -h  --help
               print this help text and exit

               print version information and exit

         -v  --verbose
               verbose mode, print processing details

         -d  --debug
               debug mode, print debug information

         -p  --print
               list contents of database index file

         -n  --not-new
               set instance reviewed status to ’not new’


       dcmqridx attempts to add a reference to the  database  index  file  for
       each image-file provided on the command line.

       dcmqridx  disables  the database back-end quota system so that no image
       files will be deleted.


       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 dcmqridx 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.


       dcmqrscp(1), dcmqrti(1)


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