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mapserv(1) mapserv(1)

NAME

mapserv - mapserver CGI interface

SYNOPSIS


mapserv
[-v | [-nh] QUERY_STRING=" QUERY_STRING" ]

DESCRIPTION

mapserv provides commandline access to the MapServer CGI interface.

OPTIONS

Display mapserver version and build options.
Suppress HTTP headers.
CGI QUERY_STRING parameter, e.g. QUERY_STRING="MAP=/home/user/wfs.map&SERVICE=WFS&REQUEST=GetCapabilities"

EXAMPLE

The CGI interface can be tested at the commandline by using the "QUERY_STRING" switch, such as:


mapserv "QUERY_STRING=map=/home/user/wms.map&mode=map"

To suppress the HTTP headers, you can use the "-nh" switch, such as:


mapserv -nh "QUERY_STRING=map=/home/user/wms.map&mode=map"

To save the output into an image file, use the pipe command such as:


mapserv -nh "QUERY_STRING=map=/home/user/wms.map&mode=map" > test.png

SEE ALSO


MapServer CGI Documentation ⟨http://mapserver.org/cgi/index.html⟩

18 September 2022