SAC Command Reference Manual

CONVERT

SUMMARY

Converts data files from one format to another.

SYNTAX

CONVERT {FROM} {format} infile

{TO {format} outfile}|{OVER {format}}
where format is one of the following:

SAC|ALPHA

INPUT

infile:The name of the input data file.
outfile:The name of the output data file.
OVER:Overwrite the input data file.
SAC:SAC formatted binary data file.
ALPHA:Alphanumeric equivalent of SAC binary data file.

DEFAULT VALUES

CONVERT FROM SAC infile OVER SAC

DESCRIPTION

This command converts a single data file from one format to another. In the previous version of this help file written in 1983, it was stated that convert would be replaced in the future by improved capability in READ and WRITE. In 2011, CONVERT is no longer needed, but for back-compatibility it is being kept.

LATEST REVISION

August 2011