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HDF5 Tutorial: Command-line Tools

In this tutorial topic, the command-line tools will be discussed.

Obtain Tools and Files (Optional)

You can obtain pre-built utilities for Linux and Windows from the right column of the table at the bottom of the Obtaining the Latest HDF5 Software page.

HDF5 files can be obtained from various places such as the HDF5 Examples pages and HDF-EOS and Tools and Information Center. Specifically, these examples are used in this tutorial topic:

Tutorial Topics

A variety of command-line tools are included in the HDF5 binary distribution. There are tools to view, edit, convert and compare HDF5 files. This tutorial discusses the tools by their functionality. It does not cover all of the HDF5 tools.

- - Last modified: 21 December 2016