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dicomfind - vtk-dicom CLI

DICOMFIND(1) User Commands DICOMFIND(1)

NAME

dicomfind - vtk-dicom CLI

DESCRIPTION

usage:

dicomfind [options] <directory> ...

options:

-L
Follow symbolic links (default).
-P
Do not follow symbolic links.
-k tag=value
Provide an attribute to be queried and matched.
-q <query.txt>
Provide a file to describe the find query.
-u <uids.txt>
Provide a file that contains a list of UIDs.
-maxdepth n
Set the maximum directory depth.
-name pattern
Set a pattern to match (with "*" or "?").
-image
Restrict the search to files with PixelData.
-series
Find all files in series if even one file matches.
-print
Print the filenames of all matched files (default).
-print0
Print the filenames with terminating null, for xargs.
-exec ... +
Execute the given command for every series matched.
-exec ... \;
Execute the given command for every file matched.
-execdir ... +
Go to directory and execute command on every series.
-execdir ... \; Go to directory and execute command on every file.
--help
Print a brief help message.
--version
Print the software version.
This command can be used to locate DICOM files. It shares many features with the UNIX "find" command. When searching for files with a specific attribute (with "-k"), the tag can be specified in the form GGGG,EEEE or with its canonical name e.g. Modality=MR from the DICOM dictionary. Alternately, the tags can be listed in a query file given with the "-q" option (one tag per line). Attributes nested within sequences can be specified by giving a tag path e.g. "-k Tag1/Tag2/Tag3". Either a forward slash or a backslash can be used to separate the components of the path. Private tags should be preceded by the private dictionary name in square brackets.
The "-exec" and "-execdir" arguments cause dicomfind to run the specified program on the found files. For example, to dump each file one would use "-exec dicomdump {} \;" where each instance of {} will be replaced by a found file, and ";" indicates the end of the args to dicomdump. Alternately, if "+" is used to end the args, then the program will be run on each DICOM series and {} will be replaced by all files in the series. The "-execdir" argument is similar, except that it runs the program from within the directory of the file (or files), and {} is replaced by just the filenames instead of with the full paths.

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Mathieu Malaterre <malat@debian.org> for the Debian GNU/Linux system, but may be used by others.
August 2017 dicomfind 0.7.10