Prior to learning GDAL or scripting it is important to learn the Command Line and how to use commands from the command prompt.
you often use the same command. There are several tricks to type them more
In your Windows Command Prompt Doskey is by default activated. Doskey is the tool that tracks the command line history. The emulator that we use has some limitations and some of the command below might not work. Remember that we had activated it in Chapter 2 of this tutorial.
Let's test if it remembered the commands we type from now.
1. Type the <F3> button.
the last command used.
2. Clear the
command prompt and press the right arrow button several times. You can see that
the characters of the previous command are repeated. If you press the up and
down buttons, you can browse through the previously used command.
doskey command we can do even more.
3. Type:doskey /h <ENTER>
doskey /h <ENTER>
This prints all
the commands you typed during this session to the screen.
4. Save the command history to a text file using
one of the commands previously learned.
this way you can edit the command history file in e.g. notepad. If you remove
all the wrong commands and you save the file with the .bat extension, you can
execute all of the commands in batch.
5. Try this for a few of the commands you have
learned so far.
can close a command prompt either by clicking on the cross in the corner,
typing exit and pressing enter, or choosing Close when right clicking the
Command Prompt icon on the task bar.
For the emulator you can simply close the browser(tab).