The HDF5 Format Checker,
h5check, is a validation tool for verifying that an
HDF5 file is encoded according
to the HDF File Format Specification. Its purpose is to ensure data model integrity and long-term
compatibility between evolving versions of the HDF5 library.
h5check is designed and implemented without any use of the HDF5 Library.
Given a file,
h5check scans through the encoded content, verifying it against the defined library format. If it finds any non-compliance,
h5check prints the error and the reason behind the non-compliance; if possible, it continues the scanning. If
h5check does not find any non-compliance, it prints an approval statement upon completion.
By default, the file is verified against the latest version of the file format, but the format version can be specified.
How To Build and Use h5check
For information on building
h5check, please refer to the
INSTALL file in the doc
directory of the
h5check source code.
For information on how to use
h5check, please see:
- - Last modified: 13 February 2014