HDF4 Command-line Tools

Following is a list of the HDF utilities that are available. These tools come with the pre-compiled binary distribution for the platforms we support and can also be downloaded individually. See the Obtaining the HDF Software page for downloading.

Please refer to Chapter 15 in the HDF User's Guide for detailed information regarding the HDF4 utilities.

One of the most useful utilities is:

hdp - provides quick and general information about all objects in an HDF file

Other Utilities:

HDF4 Tools by Category

Table of HDF4 tools by category

HDF Java Products (including HDFView)


HDF-Java wrappers and a Java-based tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files.

H4-H5 Conversion Software

Converting between HDF 4.x and HDF5

Other Tools of Interest

Software using HDF