JAWS is a command-line tool. Linux/Unix users can run JAWS from terminal and Windows users from Anaconda Prompt.

The only required argument that a user has to provide is the input file path. The following minimalist command converts the input ASCII file to netCDF format (using default options):

$ jaws PROMICE_EGP_20160503.txt

By default, the output file will be stored within the current working directory with same name as of input file (e.g. PROMICE_EGP_20160503.txt will be converted to PROMICE_EGP_20160503.nc).

The user can optionally give their own output path/filename using -o option as following:

$ jaws -o ~/Desktop/PROMICE_EGP_20160503.nc PROMICE_EGP_20160503.txt

where the first argument i.e. after -o is the user-defined path to output file and the last argument is path to input file.

All options are explained in detail in the Arguments section.

Important Note:

For PROMICE, input file name must contain station name. 
e.g. 'PROMICE_KAN-B.txt' or 'KAN-B.txt' or 'Kangerlussuaq-B_abc.txt', etc.

For IMAU, input file name must start with network type(i.e. 'ant' or 'grl'), 
followed by a underscore and then station number. 
e.g. 'ant_aws01.txt' or 'ant_aws15_123.txt' or 'grl_aws21abc.txt', etc.