GRASS shell

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The GRASS Shell Grass shell.png window is a relict of the UNIX World. Nevertheless it is still very useful today. You can enter the GRASS commands which you do not find in the toolbox or use it for batch processing. This alternative method easily runs jobs in GRASS from a collection of commands in a shell script file. In addition it is fairly easy to write a GRASS job as shell script which launches GRASS, does the operation and cleans up the temporary files.

You can find an example for GRASS shell application under region settings.

Within QGIS the shell can be accessed by opening the GRASS toolbox Grass tools.png, selecting either Modules Tree or Modules List and then clicking GRASS Shell Grass shell.png

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GRASS GIS reference manual - The GRASS manual containing all available shell commands

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