[GRASS-user] Re: [GRASS-dev] MS-Windows native GRASS
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Sun Sep 17 19:54:02 EDT 2006
On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 12:24:40AM +0200, Moritz Lennert wrote:
> On Sun, September 17, 2006 22:19, Huidae Cho wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 17, 2006 at 10:13:21PM +0200, Moritz Lennert wrote:
> >> On Sat, September 16, 2006 07:30, Huidae Cho wrote:
> >> > On Fri, Sep 15, 2006 at 12:55:02PM +0200, Moritz Lennert wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> - grass opens in the msys home directory. It might be interesting to
> >> >> allow the
> >> >> user to choose in which directory it starts as user would probably
> >> >> prefer to be
> >> >> able to stay withing their usual windows directory structure
> >> >
> >> > Once you choose a database location, the directory will show up by
> >> > default.
> >> I was not speaking of the database location directory, but the working
> >> directory that GRASS starts in. By default it goes to /home/username
> >> within the msys tree. This means that any file output goes into this
> >> directory by default. As people normally don't organise their files
> >> within
> >> the msys tree, it's just a bit annoying to always have to navigate to
> >> your
> >> habitual directories.
> > I see what you mean. Maybe gis.m people are interested in this feature.
> > Michael?
> I'm not sure this is a gis.m issue. It is more related to the fact that in
> a *nix environment you are likely to start your grass session in your home
> directory, whereas in the MS Windows environment, you start it in msys and
> msys puts you by default into a home/username directory which is created
> automatically during installation and which has nothing to do with the
> normal working directories of the user (which are much more arbitrary that
> in the *nix environment). I don't know how easy this is, but in my eyes,
> the best solution would be to include into the grass.bat a setting
> defining the working directory and to include instructions to the use on
> how to modify this to their liking.
With the 2006-09-17 package and new grass.bat, you can choose in which
directory you start. Modify the STARTUP_DIR variable in grass.bat.
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