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NAME

       g.filename  - Prints GRASS data base file names.

KEYWORDS

       general, map management, scripts

SYNOPSIS

       g.filename
       g.filename --help
       g.filename  element=string file=string  [mapset=string]   [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]
       [--ui]

   Flags:
       --help
           Print usage summary

       --verbose
           Verbose module output

       --quiet
           Quiet module output

       --ui
           Force launching GUI dialog

   Parameters:
       element=string [required]
           Name of an element

       file=string [required]
           Name of a database file

       mapset=string
           Name of a mapset (default: current)

DESCRIPTION

       g.filename is designed for Bourne shell scripts that need to  know  the  full  file  name,
       including  it’s  path,  for  mapset  elements,  like  raster, vector and site maps, region
       definitions and imagery groups.

       The list of element names to search for is not  fixed;  any  subdirectory  of  the  mapset
       directory is a valid element name.

       However,  the  user  can  find  the  list  of standard GRASS GIS element names in the file
       $GISBASE/etc/element_list.  This  is  the  file  which  g.remove/g.rename/g.copy  use   to
       determine which files need to be deleted/renamed/copied for a given entity type.

OUTPUT

       g.filename writes one line to standard output:
       file=’full_file_pathname’ The output is a /bin/sh command to set the variable specified by
       the file name to the full UNIX path name for the data base file.  This variable may be set
       in the /bin/sh as follows:
       eval `g.filename element=name mapset=name file=name`

NOTES

       This  module  generates the filename, but does not care if the file (or mapset or element)
       exists or not. This feature allows shell scripts to create new data base files as well  as
       use existing ones.

       If  the  mapset  is  the  current  mapset,  g.filename  automatically  creates the element
       specified if it doesn’t already exist.  This makes it easy to add new files  to  the  data
       base  without  having  to worry about the existence of the required data base directories.
       (This program will not create a new mapset, however, if that specified does not  currently
       exist.)

       The  program  exits with a 0 if everything is ok;  it exits with a non-zero value if there
       is an error, in which case file=’full_file_pathname’ is not output.

SEE ALSO

        g.findfile, g.gisenv

AUTHOR

       Michael Shapiro, U.S.Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

       Last changed: $Date: 2015-02-14 22:07:18 +0100 (Sat, 14 Feb 2015) $

SOURCE CODE

       Available at: g.filename source code (history)

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