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2. Operation of abalist

To compute list totals abalist, use this command:

abalist [-s stateCode] [-y YYYY] file ...
stateCode

To constrain the list to records from one state, supply a U.S. postal code argument. Example: “-s az” would count only Arizona records. If this option is omitted, all states are counted.

YYYY

To constrain the list to records from a calendar year, supply a four-digit year. Example: “-y 2004” If this option is omitted, all years are counted.

file

List one or more XML files containing the field records to be scanned for countable ABA species. These files must conform to the birdnotes.rnc schema, as described in the birdnotes system.

The program writes two reports: