pamfile



Pamfile User Manual(0)                                  Pamfile User Manual(0)




NAME

       pamfile - describe a Netpbm (PAM or PNM) file



SYNOPSIS

       pamfile

       [-allimages] [-count]

       [file ...]



DESCRIPTION

       This program is part of Netpbm(1).

       pamfile  reads  one  or more Netpbm files as input and writes out short
       descriptions of the image type, size, etc.  This is partly for  use  in
       shell scripts, so the format is not particularly pretty.

       By  default,  pamfile reads only the header of the input file.  If that
       file is a pipe, that might cause problems for the process that is feed-
       ing the pipe.  In that case, see the -allimages option.



OPTIONS

       -allimages
              This option causes pamfile to describe every image in each input
              file.  Without this option, pamfile  describes  only  the  first
              image in each input file.

              This  option also causes pamfile to read all the images from the
              input stream, whereas without it, pamfile reads only the  header
              of  the first one.  If the input stream is from a pipe, the pro-
              cess that is feeding the pipe might require the entire stream to
              be  consumed.   In that case, use this option even if the stream
              contains only one image.

              This option has no effect if you also specify -count.

              Note that before July 2000, a file could not contain  more  than
              one image and many programs ignore all but the first.

              This option was new in Netpbm 9.5 (July 2000).


       -count This  option  causes pamfile to display only a count of how many
              images are in each input file.

              As with -allimages, this causes pamfile to read all the  images.

              This option was new with Netpbm 10.31 (December 2005).





SEE ALSO

       pam(1), ppmhist(1), file



AUTHOR

       Copyright (C) 1991 by Jef Poskanzer.



netpbm documentation            23 October 2005         Pamfile User Manual(0)

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