- Modifies a timestamp for a raster map.
Print/add/remove a timestamp for a raster map.
r.timestamp map=name [date=timestamp] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]
- Print usage summary
- Verbose module output
- Quiet module output
- Force launching GUI dialog
- map=name [required]
- Name of raster map
- Datetime, datetime1/datetime2, or 'none' to remove
- Format: '15 jan 1994' (absolute) or '2 years' (relative)
This command has 2 modes of operation. If no date
supplied, then the current timestamp for the raster map is printed. If
a date argument is specified, then the timestamp for the raster map is
set to the specified date(s). See examples below.
Strings containing spaces should be quoted. For specifying a range of
time, the two timestamps should be separated by a forward slash. To
remove the timestamp from a raster map, use date=none
The timestamp values must use the format as described in the GRASS
. The source tree for this library should have a
description of the format. For convenience, the formats are reproduced
There are two types of datetime values:
Absolute values specify exact dates and/or times. Relative values
specify a span of time.
The general format for absolute values is:
day month year [bc] hour:minute:seconds timezone
day is 1-31
month is jan,feb,...,dec
year is 4 digit year
[bc] if present, indicates dates is BC
hour is 0-23 (24 hour clock)
minute is 0-59
second is 0-59.9999 (fractions of second allowed)
timezone is +hhmm or -hhmm (eg, -0600)
Some parts can be missing, for example
Jan 1994 [bc]
15 jan 1000 [bc]
15 jan 1994 [bc] 10 [+0000]
15 jan 1994 [bc] 10:00 [+0100]
15 jan 1994 [bc] 10:00:23.34 [-0500]
There are two types of relative datetime values, year-month and
day-second. The formats are:
[-] # years # months
[-] # days # hours # minutes # seconds
The words years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds are literal
words, and the # are the numeric values. Examples:
2 years 5 months
15 hours 25 minutes 35.34 seconds
100 days 25 minutes
1000 hours 35.34 seconds
The following are illegal
because it mixes year-month and
day-second (because the number of days in a month or in a year vary):
3 months 15 days
3 years 10 days
Prints the timestamp for the "soils" raster map. If there is no
timestamp for "soils", nothing is printed. If there is a timestamp,
one or two time strings are printed, depending on if the timestamp for
the map consists of a single date or two dates (ie start and end
Sets the timestamp for "soils" to the single date "15 sep 1987".
r.timestamp map=soils date='15 sep 1987'
Sets the timestamp for "soils" to have the start date "15 sep 1987"
and the end date "20 feb 1988".
r.timestamp map=soils date='15 sep 1987/20 feb 1988'
Sets the timestamp for "soils" to have the start date "18 feb 2005
10:30:00" and the end date "20 jul 2007 20:30:00".
r.timestamp map=soils date='18 feb 2005 10:30:00/20 jul 2007 20:30:00'
Removes the timestamp for the "soils" raster map.
r.timestamp map=soils date=none
Spaces in the timestamp value are required.
Michael Shapiro, U.S.Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
r.timestamp source code
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