Prints a summary of a file variable's information.
procedure printFileVarSummary ( file  : file, varname  : string )
The name of a variable on the file.
The printFileVarSummary procedure displays the information associated with a file variable. The information includes type, attributes, dimensions sizes, named dimensions (if present), and a summary of coordinate data (if present).
printFileVarSummary does not print out individual values like the print procedure.
This example opens a netCDF file and prints information about every variable on the file. This gives you slightly more verbose output than just using print(f):
f = addfile ("$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/data/cdf/meccatemp.cdf", "r") varnames = getfilevarnames(f) if(.not.any(ismissing(varnames))) then do i=0,dimsizes(varnames)-1 printFileVarSummary (f,varnames(i)) end do end if
Note: you can get the same results using printVarSummary(f->varname), but this will actually cause the data to be read from the file, which is an unnecessary step.