[GRASS5] Re: .grassrc preferences file

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Aug 6 04:42:00 EDT 2001

Hi Rich,

I have added a hint concerning the env.vars on
-> GRASS startup

(I expect a user would check that page)

Tell me if you want it to be improved. Please note that the
env_var.html page is not yet well maintained... More input to
is very welcome.



On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 10:21:10AM -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
>   I cannot find reference to a preferences file. When I read the d.mon man
> page I see that I can change the color depth, but that must be done manually
> each time (monitorcap doesn't support this variable). Also, if I want the
> default monitor window size to be larger, I have to explictly export those
> variable each time, or put them in ~/.bashrc.
>   How much trouble would it be to add a .grassrc capability to 5? User
> preferences, such as monitor window size, color depth, etc. -- and I don't
> even know what else it could accommodate -- could be defined there on a
> user-by-user basis. That would also provide a single place for GRASS to look
> for these variables.
> Thoughts?
> Rich
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