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Exports a raster map as GRASS GIS specific archive file


raster, export, copying


r.pack --help
r.pack [-c] input=name  [output=name]   [--overwrite]  [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]



Switch the compression off


Allow output files to overwrite existing files


Print usage summary


Verbose module output


Quiet module output


Force launching GUI dialog


input=name [required]

Name of raster map to pack up


Name for output file (default is <input>.pack)


r.pack collects raster map elements and support files and compressed them using gzip algorithm for copying. The resulting packed file can be afterwards unpacked within a GRASS GIS session by r.unpack. Since the selected raster map is not exported but natively stored, the current region is not respected. Hence r.pack stores the entire raster map.


By default, the name of the pack file is determined from the input parameter. Optionally a different name can be given by output parameter. Currently only 2D raster maps are supported.


Pack up the entire raster map aspect into aspect.pack file:

r.pack input=aspect

The packed raster map file  aspect.pack can afterwards be unpacked by

r.unpack input=aspect.pack

See Also

r.unpack, r.in.gdal, g.copy, r.proj, v.unpack


Original Bash script written by Hamish Bowman, Otago University, New Zealand
Converted to Python and updated for GRASS 7 by Martin Landa, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Source Code

Available at: r.pack source code (history)

Accessed: Tuesday Mar 19 11:02:38 2024

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