I recently used a GDAL-command working with the OSGeo4W command line, but it does not feel that comfortable. Is there a way to somehow execute a GDAL-command directly in QGIS?

Right now the gdal-extension is installed in QGIS, but i can not find a command line.

  • Have you considered writing python scripts which pass GDAL commands? Very easy to document and edit.
    – Theo F
    Commented Jul 5, 2021 at 21:37

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Using the gdal extensions in QGIS you should be seeing the commandline output at the bottom of each prompt. You can copy / paste that into a terminal if you want.

If you want a python console, like you might see in arcMap 10+, a plugin exists. Here is a link to a tutorial.

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    Thanks for the quick answer. It worked using copy&paste+ the terminal. Additionally i realized that it is also possible to manipulate the commandline output at the bottom of the prompt and add extra command options.
    – Luc
    Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 11:32

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