Command line toolΒΆ

asdf includes a command-line tool, asdftool that performs a number of useful operations:

  • explode: Convert a self-contained ASDF file into exploded form (see Saving external arrays).
  • implode: Convert an ASDF file in exploded form into a self-contained file.
  • defragment: Remove unused blocks and extra space.
  • diff: Report differences between two ASDF files
  • remove-hdu: Remove ASDF extension from ASDF-in-FITS file (requires astropy, see Saving ASDF in FITS).
  • extensions: Show information about installed extensions (see Extensions from other packages).
  • tags: List currently available tags
  • to_yaml: Inline all of the data in an ASDF file so that it is pure YAML.

Run asdftool --help for more information.