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NAME

g.gui - Launches a GRASS graphical user interface (GUI) session.

KEYWORDS

general, gui

SYNOPSIS

g.gui
g.gui help
g.gui [-un] [gui=string] [workspace=name] [--verbose] [--quiet]

Flags:

-u
Update default GUI setting
-n
Do not launch GUI after updating the default GUI setting
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output

Parameters:

gui=string
GUI type
Default value: GRASS_GUI if defined, otherwise wxpython
Options: wxpython,tcltk,oldtcltk,text
wxpython: wxPython based GUI - wxGUI
tcltk: Tcl/Tk based GUI - GIS Manager (gis.m)
oldtcltk: Old Tcl/Tk based GUI - Display Manager (d.m)
text: command line interface only
workspace=name
Name of workspace file

DESCRIPTION

This program allows user to start a selected graphical user interface (GUI) from the command line prompt.

Currently three different GUIs are supported:

If the -u update flag is given or the g.gisenv GRASS_GUI variable is missing, then the GRASS_GUI variable is permanently changed and the selected GUI will be used as the default UI from then on.

NOTES

Valid values for GRASS_GUI are text, tcltk, oldtcltk, and wxpython. g.gisenv variables are stored in the user's home directory in a hidden file called ".grassrc6". They are not shell environment variables and the "rc" file is not a classic UNIX run command file, it just contains persistent GRASS variables and is not executed.

EXAMPLE

Set the command line to be the default UI:
g.gui text

SEE ALSO

wxPython based new generation GUI, wxGUI wiki-page
Tcl/Tk based GIS Manager (gis.m),
Tcl/Tk based Display Manager (d.m),

g.gisenv, GRASS variables list

AUTHORS

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

Last changed: $Date: 2013-04-14 21:24:55 -0700 (Sun, 14 Apr 2013) $


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