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NAME

       db.describe  - Describes a table in detail.

KEYWORDS

       database, attribute table

SYNOPSIS

       db.describe
       db.describe help
       db.describe [-ct] table=name  [driver=name]   [database=name]   [--verbose]  [--quiet]

   Flags:
       -c
           Print column names only instead of full column descriptions

       -t
           Print table structure

       --verbose
           Verbose module output

       --quiet
           Quiet module output

   Parameters:
       table=name
           Table name

       driver=name
           Driver name
           Options: dbf,odbc,pg,mysql,sqlite,ogr
           Default: dbf

       database=name
           Database name
           Default: $GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/dbf/

DESCRIPTION

       db.describe  displays table information. If parameter -c is used only column names instead
       of full column descriptions is given.

NOTE

       If parameters for database connection are already set with db.connect, they are  taken  as
       default values and do not need to be spcified each time.

EXAMPLE


       db.describe -c table=roads database='$GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/PERMANENT/dbf/' \
                   driver=dbf
       ncols:2
       Column 1:cat:INTEGER:11
       Column 2:label:CHARACTER:43

       db.describe table=roads database='$GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/PERMANENT/dbf/' \
                   driver=dbf
       table:roads
       description:
       insert:yes
       delete:yes
       ncols:2
       column:cat
       description:
       type:INTEGER
       len:11
       scale:0
       precision:10
       default:
       nullok:yes
       select:yes
       update:yes
       [...]

SEE ALSO

        db.columns, db.droptable, db.execute, db.login, db.tables, GRASS SQL interface

AUTHOR

       Radim Blazek, ITC-Irst, Trento, Italy

       Last changed: $Date: 2007-04-07 18:18:51 +0200 (Sat, 07 Apr 2007) $

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