[GRASSLIST:2130] Re: metadata?

Markus Neteler neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Thu Jul 19 08:58:02 EDT 2001

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 04:55:23PM -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Jul 2001, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > Ahhh funny... it is already in GRASS 5 code:
> >
> > src/scripts/contrib/metadata/
> > class.metadata  r.meta  source.url  v.meta
> >
> > So just check your GRASS 5 source installation (it is not compiled on default).
> Markus,
>   r.meta and v.meta are scripts; no compilation needed. I'm going to make at
> least one change in our copy: the r.meta script has vi hard-wired in as the
> editor of the metadata file. I'll change that to invoke the user's editor
> environmental variable.
>   I've not looked closely at both r.meta and v.meta, but I have problems
> understanding why there are two separate scripts (and nothing for sites
> data). In my naivety, a single metadata creation script ought to work for
> any data type (which would be specified either in the data file name or
> another entry in the metadata file -- my preference).


in case the changes are of wide interest (as the $EDITOR etc.) please
send the diff's to me for CVS update.



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