GDALMANAGE(1) GDAL GDALMANAGE(1)

gdalmanage - Identify, delete, rename and copy raster data files.

Usage: gdalmanage mode [-r] [-u] [-f format]

datasetname [newdatasetname]

The gdalmanage program can perform various operations on raster data files, depending on the chosen mode. This includes identifying raster data types and deleting, renaming or copying the files.

<mode>
Mode of operation
List data format of file.
Create a copy of the raster file with a new name.
Change the name of the raster file.
Delete raster file.
Recursively scan files/folders for raster files.
Report failures if file type is unidentified.
Specify format of raster file if unknown by the application. Uses short data format name (e.g. GTiff).
<datasetname>
Raster file to operate on.
<newdatasetname>
For copy and rename modes, you provide a source filename and a target filename, just like copy and move commands in an operating system.

Report the data format of the raster file by using the identify mode and specifying a data file name:

$ gdalmanage identify NE1_50M_SR_W.tif
NE1_50M_SR_W.tif: GTiff

Recursive mode will scan subfolders and report the data format:

$ gdalmanage identify -r 50m_raster/
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m.jpg: JPEG
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m.png: PNG
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m_20pct.tif: GTiff
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m_band1.tif: GTiff
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m_print.png: PNG
NE1_50M_SR_W/NE1_50M_SR_W.aux: HFA
NE1_50M_SR_W/NE1_50M_SR_W.tif: GTiff
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m_sub.tif: GTiff
NE1_50M_SR_W/ne1_50m_sub2.tif: GTiff

Copy the raster data:

$ gdalmanage copy NE1_50M_SR_W.tif ne1_copy.tif

Rename raster data:

$ gdalmanage rename NE1_50M_SR_W.tif ne1_rename.tif

Delete the raster data:

gdalmanage delete NE1_50M_SR_W.tif

Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam@pobox.com>

1998-2021

October 8, 2021