[FWTools] FW Tools

Richard Greenwood richard.greenwood at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 19:48:17 EST 2009

If you selected the "Desktop Shortcuts" option when installing FW
Tools you should have an "FWTools Shell" shortcut on your desktop.
Also you should have "FWTools Shell" menu option under
Start>Programs>FWTools. Open either of these and you will be at a
Windows command prompt from which you can access the commands for the
OGR and GDAL utilities.

It is necessary to use the desktop shortcut or menu option because
these will set the patch and other environment variables for the
tools. If you wish to access the utilities from a command window that
was not opened by one of the FWTools shortcuts, run "setfw.bat" from
the root of the FWTools directory, which will set the path and other
environment variables.


On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Chris Kirschberg<taurec at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> thank you all for answering my first mail!
> But my problem is not the installation of FWTools. The problem is, how to
> use the "FWTools Shell" at Windows.
> The Shell-Tool is designed for Linux. If you work with the FWTool there, you
> write commands like " > tar - xzvf FWTools-linux-1.4.2.tar.gz " and " > PATH
> = $PATH:/demo/FWTools-linux-1.4.2/bin_safe
>          > export PATH "
> or something like that first.
> Than you can execute commands like " > ogrinfo data " and so on.
> How do I have to use the Shell-Tool at Windows (look at the screenshot into
> this mail)?
> Thank you again for your help! :-)
> Greetings from Germany,
> Chris
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Richard Greenwood
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