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GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM
Sample entries:

# rotational input
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       biascr.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       satang.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       sfcf06.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       siggm3.$CDUMP.$CDATE
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       sigges.$CDUMP.$CDATE
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       siggp3.$CDUMP.$CDATE
*/*/anal/ROTI   =       prepqc.$CDUMP.$CDATE
# optional input
*/*/anal/OPTI   =       sfcf03.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/OPTI   =       sfcf04.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/OPTI   =       sfcf05.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/OPTI   =       sfcf07.$GDUMP.$GDATE
*/*/anal/OPTI   =       sfcf08.$GDUMP.$GDATE


The left hand side is set of 4 patterns separated by slashes.

The first pattern represents the cycle (full date)
The second pattern represents the dump.
The third pattern represents the job.
The fourth pattern is a string that defines whether a file is optional/required input/output, eg:

DMPI - dump input from current cycle
DMPG - dump input from previous cycle
DMPH - dump input from two cycles prior
ROTI - required input from the rotating directory
OPTI - optional input from the rotating directory
ROTO - required output to the rotating directory (if the file is not available, a flag is set and the next job is not triggered)
OPTO - optional output to the rotating directory (save it if available, no worries if it's not)
ARCR - files to archive in online archive  (should be required, but depends on setup of arch.sh)
ARCO - files to archive in online archive
ARCA - files saved to "ARCA" HPSS archive
ARCB - files saved to "ARCB" HPSS archive
  (check arch.sh job for other HPSS options... current version allows for ARCA thru ARCF)
COPI - required restart and files to initiate experiment with copy.sh job (fcst input)

DMRI - prerequisite dump file for submit (used in psub, but not used in job scripts to copy data!)

The right hand side typically represents a file.

An asterisk on either side is a wild card.  Eg:
*/*/arch/ARCR        =       pgbf06.$CDUMP.$CDATE
The above entry in your rlist means that for any cycle, or any dump, the archive job will copy pgbf06.$CDUMP.$CDATE to the online archive.

If you change that to:
 */gfs/arch/ARCR        =       pgbf06.$CDUMP.$CDATE
only the the gfs pgbf06 files will be copied to the online archive.

If you changed it to:
*00/gfs/arch/ARCR        =       pgbf06.$CDUMP.$CDATE
only the 00Z gfs pgbf06 files will be copied to the online archive.

If you changed it to:
20080501*/gfs/arch/ARCR        =       pgbf06.$CDUMP.$CDATE
only the May 1, 2008 gfs pgbf06 files will be copied to the online archive.  (Not a likely choice, but shown as an example)

Changing that first example to:
 */*/arch/ARCR        =       pgbf*.$CDUMP.$CDATE
tells the archive job to copy the the pgb file for any forecast hour (from the current $CDUMP and $CDATE) to the online archive.

A more complex set of wildcards can be useful for splitting up the HPSS archive to keep tar files manageable.  Eg:

# all gdas sigma files go to ARCA HPSS archive
 */gdas/arch/ARCA =       sigf*.$CDUMP.$CDATE

# gfs sigf00 thru sigf129 go to ARCB HPSS archive
 */gfs/arch/ARCB =       sigf??.$CDUMP.$CDATE
 */gfs/arch/ARCB =       sigf1[0-2]?.$CDUMP.$CDATE

# gfs sigf130 thru sigf999 go to ARCC HPSS archive
 */gfs/arch/ARCC =       sigf1[3-9]?.$CDUMP.$CDATE
 */gfs/arch/ARCC =       sigf[2-9]??.$CDUMP.$CDATE