The list of element names to search for is not fixed; any subdirectory of the mapset directory is a valid element name.
However, the user can find the list of standard GRASS GIS element names in the file $GISBASE/etc/element_list. This is the file which g.remove/g.rename/g.copy use to determine which files need to be deleted/renamed/copied for a given entity type.
eval `g.filename element=name mapset=name file=name`
If the mapset is the current mapset, g.filename can automatically create the element specified if it doesn't already exist when -c flag is used. This makes it easy to add new files to the data base without having to worry about the existence of the required data base directories. (This program will not create a new mapset, however, if that specified does not currently exist.)
This module should not be used to create directories which are at the level of what this module refer to as files, i.e., directory which carries a name specified by a user (such as vector map directories) should not be created using this module. Standard library functions coming with any given language are a more appropriate tool for that.
The program exits with a 0 if everything is ok; it exits with a non-zero value if there is an error, in which case file='full_file_pathname' is not output.
Available at: g.filename source code (history)
Latest change: Thursday Feb 03 11:10:06 2022 in commit: 547ff44e6aecfb4c9cbf6a4717fc14e521bec0be
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