[GRASS5] more testing of GRASS 5.7 - v.digit

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Wed Oct 29 15:01:05 EST 2003

Radim Blazek offered several suggestions for solving problems I 
encountered and reported in v.digit a couple days ago. Here are the 
results of testing them.
C. Michael Barton, Professor
Department of Anthropology
PO Box 872402
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-2402

Phone: 480-965-6262
Fax: 480-965-7671

- - - v.digit testing - - -

Follow up on Radim's suggestion for displaying background in v.digit

Tried double quoting display command and parameters to create 
background map on v.digit startup. Still doesn't work. Here is the 
message received in the dialog.

v.digit map=polop_barranc bgcmd="d.rast 
map=dem.studyregion.25m.shade at PERMANENT" -n
Illegal filename. character <"> not allowed.Map does not exist.
New empty map created.
Illegal filename. character <"> not allowed.WARNING: A map which is not 
in the current mapset cannot be opened for
sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file

NOTE: <"> is considered an illegal character in this command.
NOTE2: This DOES work from the command line. i.e., if I issue this 
command at the terminal prompt, it works fine. Hence, it seems to be a 
TCL parsing problem.

Followup on Radim's suggestion for successfully creating a table to 
accompany a new vector file in v.digit.

Tried creating the vector file and then creating an accompanying table 
WITHOUT a background raster map. This worked. Then I displayed a 
background raster map via the settings panel and background command tab 
and tried to edit the newly created vector file. This worked too. Also 
was able to create a new vector object in this context.

BUT NOTE: it is necessary to insert a carrage return after the display 
command to get the background to show up.


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