slinktool

The slinktool utility can be used to check the status of a SeedLink server as well as request data.

slinktool is maintained by Chad Trabant (IRIS).

Commandline options

-V
Report program version.
-h
Show usage message.
-v
Run more verbose, multiple flags can be used.
-P
Ping the server, report the server ID and exit.
-p
Print details of the data packets, multiple flags can be used.
-u
Print unpacked samples of the data packets.
-nd <int>
Network re-connect delay in seconds. Default is 30.
-nt <int>
Network timeout in seconds. Re-establish connection if no data or keepalives are received in this time. Default is 600.
-k <int>
Send keepalive (heartbeat) packets this often (seconds).
-x sfile[:int]
Save/restore stream state information to this file.
-d
Configure the connection in dial-up mode.
-s selectors
Selectors for uni-station or default for multi-station mode.
-l <string>
Read a stream list from this file for multi-station mode.
-S <string>
Define a stream list for multi-station mode 'streams' = 'stream1[:selectors1],stream2[:selectors2],...'. 'stream' is in NET_STA format, for example:
-S "IU_KONO:BHE BHN,GE_WLF,MN_AQU:HH?.D"
-tw begin:[end] (requires SeedLink >= 3)
Specify a time window in year,month,day,hour,min,sec format. Example:
-tw 2002,08,05,14,00,00:2002,08,05,14,15,00
The end time is optional, but the colon must be present.
-o <string>
Write all received records to this file.
-A <format>
Save all received records is a custom file structure.
-SDS <SDSdir>
Save all received records in a SDS file structure.
-BUD BUDdir
Save all received data records in a BUD file structure.
-i type
Send info request, type is one of the following: The returned raw XML is displayed when using this option.
-I
Print formatted server ID and version.
-L
Print formatted station list (if supported by server).
-Q
Print formatted stream list (if supported by server).
-G
Print formatted gap list (if supported by server).
-C
Print formatted connection list (if supported by server).

Examples

Show general info about the server, including software version:

slinktool -I localhost:18000

Show the list of stations available from the server:

slinktool -L localhost:18000

Show the timespan of data streams in SeedLink’s ring buffer:

slinktool -Q localhost:18000

Show data gaps (missing data) in SeedLink’s ring buffer:

slinktool -G localhost:18000

Show the status of connections:

slinktool -C localhost:18000

Send a generic query and return the XML document. DTD of the document can be found in SeisComP package:

slinktool -i all localhost:18000

Request stream BHZ.D of station APE (network GE) and saves the result to file data.mseed (real-time):

slinktool -S ’GE APE:BHZ.D’ -o data.mseed localhost:18000

Request time window and saves the result in data.mseed:

slinktool -tw 2002,10,11,06,00,00:2002,10,11,06,10,00 -S ’GE CART:BHZ.D’ -o data.mseed localhost:18000