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g.gui — Launches a GRASS graphical user interface (GUI) session.
Optionally updates default user interface settings.

Keywords

general, GUI, user interface

Synopsis

g.gui
g.gui --help
g.gui [-fdn]  [ui=string]   [workspace=name.gxw]   [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]

Flags

-f

Start GUI in the foreground
By default the GUI starts in the background and control is immediately returned to the caller. When GUI runs in foregreound, it blocks the command line

-d

Update default user interface settings

-n

Do not launch GUI after updating the default user interface settings

--help

Print usage summary

--verbose

Verbose module output

--quiet

Quiet module output

--ui

Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters

ui=string

User interface
Options: wxpython, text, gtext
Default: wxpython
wxpython: wxPython based GUI (wxGUI)
text: command line interface only
gtext: command line interface with GUI startup screen

workspace=name.gxw

Name of workspace file to load on start-up
This is valid only for wxGUI (wxpython)

Description

The g.gui module allows user to start the Graphical User Interface (GUI) from the command line prompt or to change the default User Interface (UI) settings.

GRASS GIS 7 comes with both a wxPython-based GUI aka wxGUI (ui=wxpython) and command line text-based UI (ui=text).

Notes

If the -d update flag is given or the GRASS_GUI environmental variable is unset, then the GRASS internal variable GUI is permanently changed and the selected ui will be used as the default UI from then on.

All GRASS internal variables (see g.gisenv) are stored in the user’s home directory in a hidden file called $HOME/.grass7/rc on Unix-based operating systems and %APPDATA%\GRASS7\rc on MS Windows. Note that these GRASS internal variables are not the shell environment variables and the rc file is not a classic UNIX run command file, it just contains persistent GRASS variables.

The old gis.m and d.m Tcl/Tk-based GUIs known from GRASS GIS 6 have been dropped in GRASS GIS 7.

Examples

Set default user interface setting to command line, text-based UI:

g.gui -d ui=text

Set default user interface setting to the graphical user interface (GUI) and launch the GUI:

g.gui -d ui=wxpython

Set default user interface setting to the graphical user interface (GUI) but do not launch the GUI:

g.gui -dn ui=wxpython

See Also

wxGUI, g.gisenv, GRASS variables

wxGUI wiki page

Authors

Martin Landa, FBK-irst, Trento, Italy
Hamish Bowman, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand (fine tuning)

Last changed: $Date: 2014-04-21 13:55:01 +0200 (Mon, 21 Apr 2014) $

Source Code

Available at: g.gui source code (history)

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