According to Using QGIS3 Processing algorithms from standalone PyQGIS scripts (outside of GUI) I try to implement the existing "Split Lines with Lines" algorithm into a QGIS Plugin.

To do this I need the path, where the algorithm file is stored, but I do not manage to find it. Can you tell me where it is stored and if there is an easy way to find out, where algorithms are stored?

  • C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis\python\plugins\processing\algs\saga\description\SplitLineswithLines.txt – neogeomat Oct 24 '18 at 19:34
  • Ok I found that one too. But is it the actual algorithm? Since it contains no code, I thought it's just metadata or something. – gHupf Oct 24 '18 at 20:52
  • I think the codes are inside the files out of that folders, but I couldn't find them. Maybe you can open the folders in a text editor and perform a folder wide search. – neogeomat Oct 25 '18 at 16:58

To use the processing module in a stand-alone Python script, I execute this code:

import sys

# qgis
import qgis.core
import PyQt5.QtCore
import gdal
import qgis.PyQt.QtCore

# for function gdal_merge
import gdal_merge

# initializing processing module
qgis.core.QgsApplication.setPrefixPath(r'C:\OSGeo4W64\apps\qgis', True)
qgs = qgis.core.QgsApplication([], False)
import processing

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