[FWTools] FW Tools

mweaver mikey.weaver at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 05:02:44 EST 2009

Hi Chris,

I don't know if this is any help;
If you start the FWTools shell in windows you can run all of the tools.
you just need to use the commands.
For example, I have the set of files that form an ESRI Shape file named
These files are in a folder named "CoastLines" in my "My Documents" folder 
My windows username is "user1".

(This is copied from my "FWTools Shell" window)
C:\Program Files\FWTools2.4.2> ogrinfo C:\Documents and Settings\user1\My

this command returned the output:

INFO: Open of 'CoastLines'
      using driver 'ESRI Shapefile' successful.
1: CoastLines (Polygon)

This indicates that I have a layer, or file called CoastLines.shp in the
folder named CoastLines.


Chris Kirschberg 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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