NAMEg.rename - Renames data base element files in the user's current mapset.
KEYWORDSgeneral, map management
SYNOPSISg.rename g.rename help g.rename [rast=old,new] [rast3d=old,new] [vect=old,new] [oldvect=old,new] [asciivect=old,new] [icon=old,new] [labels=old,new] [sites=old,new] [region=old,new] [region3d=old,new] [group=old,new] [3dview=old,new] [--verbose] [--quiet] Parameters: rast=old,new rast file(s) to be renamed rast3d=old,new rast3d file(s) to be renamed vect=old,new vect file(s) to be renamed oldvect=old,new oldvect file(s) to be renamed asciivect=old,new asciivect file(s) to be renamed icon=old,new icon file(s) to be renamed labels=old,new labels file(s) to be renamed sites=old,new sites file(s) to be renamed region=old,new region file(s) to be renamed region3d=old,new region3d file(s) to be renamed group=old,new group file(s) to be renamed 3dview=old,new 3dview file(s) to be renamed
DESCRIPTIONg.rename allows the user to rename data base element files in the user's current mapset. The user can specify all necessary information to g.rename on the command line, by specifying: the type of data base element to be renamed (one or more of: rast, vect, icon, labels, sites, region, and group); the specific file element in the current mapset to be renamed (old); and the new name to be assigned to this file element (new) in the current mapset. The file element old is then renamed to new. Users can also simply type g.rename -help without arguments on the command line, to receive a menu of existing data base element types and files from which to choose for possible renaming: rast rast file(s) to be renamed oldvect oldvect file(s) to be renamed (GRASS 5.0) vect vect file(s) to be renamed (GRASS >5.1) icon icon file(s) to be renamed labels labels file(s) to be renamed sites sites file(s) to be renamed region region file(s) to be renamed group group file(s) to be renamed 3dview 3dview file(s) to be renamed
NOTESIf a data base element has support files (e.g., as is commonly the case with raster maps), these support files also are renamed. If the user attempts to rename a file to itself by setting the new file name equal to the old file name (e.g., g.rename rast=soils,soils), g.rename will not execute the rename, but instead state that no rename is needed. However, g.rename will allow the user to overwrite other existing files in the current mapset by making the new file name that of an already existing file. For portability reasons, g.rename is ignoring case of names. To change the case of a map name, first rename the map to a name which differs by more than case, then rename it to the intended name.
EXAMPLE# rename raster map g.rename rast=oldrast,newrast # rename vector map g.rename vect=oldvect,newvect # combined renaming g.rename rast=oldrast,newrast vect=oldvect,newvect
SEE ALSOg.copy g.list g.remove
AUTHORMichael Shapiro, U.S.Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Last changed: $Date: 2008-10-12 08:55:55 +0200 (Sun, 12 Oct 2008) $ Full index (C) 2003-2010 GRASS Development Team G.RENAME(1)