[gdal-dev] Re: problem with gdaltindex

Imran Rajjad rajjad at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 02:35:57 EST 2010

I think I found a way to handle this on windows.

create a batch file and put it in the same folder of the tif files (or
any other raster). put the following lines in the batch file and run
echo on
for /f %%a IN ('dir /b *.tif') do call gdaltindex -tileindex location test %%a

it will run the gdaltindex for each tif file in directory, however I
still have no idea why the command line wont accept wildcard.


On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Imran Rajjad <rajjad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> Im trying to generate an index shape file for serveral geotiff files
> in the same directory and I am using gdaltindex -tileindex for that.
> It seems to work fine with complete file name but is not accepting
> wildcards incase I want to add all the files in the index.
> my command line of WinXp
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> E:\files>gdaltindex -tileindex location test *.tif
> ERROR 4: Unable to open test.shp or test.SHP.
> Creating new index file...
> ERROR 4: `*.tif' does not exist in the file system,
> and is not recognised as a supported dataset name.
> Unable to open *.tif, skipping.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
> any idea what I am doing wrong here?
> regards,
> Imran
> --
> I.R


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