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NAME

db.login - Sets user/password for driver/database.

KEYWORDS

database, connection settings

SYNOPSIS

db.login
db.login help
db.login driver=name database=name [user=string] [password=string] [--verbose] [--quiet]

Parameters:

driver=name
Driver name
Options: dbf,odbc,pg,mysql,sqlite,ogr
Default: dbf
database=name
Database name
Default: $GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/dbf/
user=string
Username
password=string
Password

DESCRIPTION

db.login sets the user name and optionally also a password for the connection to the selected database through the DB driver.

NOTE

This is only related to SQL database backends like PostgreSQL, MySQL or ODBC. The passwords are stored in a hidden unencrypted file in the user account ('home' directory) called .grasslogin64. Only the file owner can access this file.

EXAMPLES

Only username specified (password will be interactively queried to remain invisible):
db.login user=bacava

Username and password specified (note that the command lines history will store the password in this way):

db.login user=bacava password=secret

Username and empty password specified (note that the command lines history will store the password in this way):

db.login user=bacava password=""

SEE ALSO

db.connect, db.test

SQL support in GRASS GIS

AUTHOR

Radim Blazek

Last changed: $Date: 2014-02-01 08:15:32 -0800 (Sat, 01 Feb 2014) $


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