- See http://grass.itc.it/grass60/manuals/html60_user/grass6.html or http://grass.itc.it/grass60/manuals/html60_user/helptext.html
http://grass.itc.it/gdp/grass5tutor/HTML_en/c626.html contains advice on setting up a directory structure for GRASS projects. It advises:
/data/ # as a shared directory for team projects with sysop managed group permissions /data/grassdata # grass GIS database /data/grassdata/spearfish # a shared spearfish Location /data/grassdata/spearfish/maria # a team member's working mapset /data/grassdata/spearfish/david # another member's working mapset
For individual use, such a structure is not necessary. One will need a database, and GRASS can create Location and Mapset directories. Your default database/location/mapset may be stored in your .grass6rc file.
GRASS can be invoked with:
grass --help # print options grass # start with defaults from .grassrc6 grass /data/grassdata/spearfish/david # a specific mapset