Scripting with the Command Line Interface
The command line interface is useful to set up custom workflows and scripts.
You can choose between:
Modules - each module component (e.g. True Ortho) as one executable
The second one is particularly useful when scripting custom modules combined with 3rd party software or repeated steps. For example, you can run the ModuleTrueOrtho with a custom list of input tiles instead of the full tile list dsm_extended_list.txt.
Call a Module from any directory and with
-h to retrieve the help text. Below is the one from ModuleTrueOrtho as an example:
You can also create a simple batch file (.bat file), which calls multiple commands subsequently as in the example:
Add executables to system PATH variable
During software installation, the SURE program folder can optionally be added to the system's path variable. By doing so you will be able to call all SURE executables, including SURE.exe, and the Module's executables, from every directory. This way you don't have to change directory to the SURE installation folder or specify the path of the complete executable.
Open a command line window - using the following options (Windows):
Open a command window with Windowskey-R, typing cmd and executing
Click in any directory into the white space (avoid files or folders), use Shift-Rightclick, and choose "Open Command Windows here" from the properties window
Use a scripting environment or a .bat file to arrange multiple commands in an executable file
Choose the desired module or executable
In the command window: add call and execute with Enter (can be paused with the "Pause" key on the keyboard)
Create batch script
Create a new text file in the desired folder
Rename it from .txt to .bat
Add one call per line
Save the file and execute with double click