g.mapset.1grass man page

g.mapset — Changes/reports current mapset.
Optionally create new mapset or list available mapsets in given location.

Keywords

general, settings

Synopsis

g.mapset
g.mapset --help
g.mapset [-clp] mapset=name  [location=name]   [dbase=path]   [--overwrite]  [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]

Flags

-c

Create mapset if it doesn’t exist

-l

List available mapsets and exit

-p

Print current mapset and exit

--overwrite

Allow output files to overwrite existing files

--help

Print usage summary

--verbose

Verbose module output

--quiet

Quiet module output

--ui

Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters

mapset=name [required]

Name of mapset (default: current search path)
Name of mapset where to switch

location=name

Location name
Location name (not location path)

dbase=path

GRASS GIS database directory
Default: path to the current GRASS GIS database

Description

g.mapset changes the current working MAPSET, LOCATION, or GISDBASE. This is a fairly radical maneuver to run mid-session, take care when running the GUI at the same time.

With g.mapset, the shell history (i.e. .bash_history file of the initial location will be used to record the command history.

Notes

By default, the shell continues to use the history for the old mapset. To change this behaviour the history can be switched to record in the new mapset’s history file as follows:

# bash example
history -w
history -r /"$GISDBASE/$LOCATION/$MAPSET"/.bash_history
HISTFILE=/"$GISDBASE/$LOCATION/$MAPSET"/.bash_history

Examples

Print the name of the current mapset

To print the name of the current mapset, use the -p command as shown below:

g.mapset -p

List available mapsets

To list available mapsets, use the -l command as shown below:

g.mapset -l

This should list all the mapsets, such as: "landsat new PERMANENT user1."

Change the current mapset

To change the current mapset to "user1" use the following command:

g.mapset mapset=user1 location=nc_spm_08_grass7

You should receive the following message: "Mapset switched. Your shell continues to use the history for the old mapset."

Create a new mapset

To create a new mapset, use the -c tag as shown below:

g.mapset -c mapset=new location=nc_spm_08_grass7

See Also

g.gisenv, g.mapsets

Author

Radim Blazek

Last changed: $Date$

Source Code

Available at: g.mapset source code (history)

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