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6.1.11 colmeta

Usage:

   colmeta [-name <name>] [-units <units>] [-ucd <ucd>] [-utype <utype>]
           [-desc <descrip>] [-shape <n>[,<n>...][,*]] [-elsize <n>]
           <colid-list>

Modifies the metadata of one or more columns. Some or all of the name, units, ucd, utype, description, shape and elementsize of the column(s), identified by <colid-list> can be set by using some or all of the listed flags. Typically, <colid-list> will simply be the name of a single column.

The -name, -units, -ucd, -utype and -desc flags just take textual arguments. The -shape flag can also be used, but is intended only for array-valued columns, e.g. -shape 3,3 to declare a 3x3 array. The final entry only in the shape list may be a "*" character to indicate unknown extent. Array values with no specified shape effectively have a shape of "*". The -elsize flag may be used to specify the length of fixed length strings; use with non-string columns is not recommended.

Syntax for the <colid-list> argument is described in Section 6.3.


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