[GRASS5] New GRASS intro

Thomas Adams Thomas.Adams at noaa.gov
Wed Apr 26 08:29:37 EDT 2006


I agree completely with the need to maintain the Bash interface 
scripting capability as it currently exists. This is critical for many 
things that I do in GRASS and is one of the most powerful features. This 
should never be an either/or proposition.


David Finlayson wrote:
> On 4/25/06, Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu> wrote:
>> Everyone wants the command line interface to be maintained. However, there
>> are features that can be implemented in an integrated GUI in ways that are
>> not possible with a CLI.
> I am always torn on this issue. On the one hand, if GRASS had a
> friendly user interface, maybe it wouldn't be in the GIS ghetto it is
> now (in USA anyway). On the other hand, the reason I use GRASS is
> because it integrates with my Unix toolbox (sed, grep, cut, etc).
> If there comes a day when a Bash script isn't a first-class interface
> to GRASS. Well, that's the day I stop using GRASS.
> David
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