[GRASS-user] Where the grassdata base resides

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Wed Dec 8 09:53:51 EST 2010

On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 12:27 AM, Catlike <cogreg at gmail.com> wrote:
> In order for GRASS to run properly, is it necessary for the grassdata folder
> (database) to reside at the disk prompt (as in C:\grassdata)? I would rather
> have it higher up [farther down?] in the hierarchy, such as
> C:\GIS\placename, because it is more intuitive to me that way.

In general it can stay in "any" place. Some restrictions may apply.

> However, when I try that, GRASS crashes on start-up.

What happens actually?
Which GRASS version do you use (from where)?
Does the directory name contain white space?

> But when I use C:\grassdata arrangement, it starts up fine.


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