Note: This page describes the development version of GPSBabel. It may substantially differ from the latest released GPSBabel.

GPSBabel Behavior Directives

There are a few available directives to control some of the internal processing functions of GPSBabel.


This sets the maximum allowed shortname length when using the internal shortname synthesizer.


SHORTLEN 16 # shortnames will be at most 16 characters long.


This tells the shortname synthesizer whether or not to allow whitespace in the synthesized shortnames. Allowed values are zero and one.


SHORTWHITE  0  # Do not allow whitespace in shortname.
   SHORTWHITE   1 # Allow whitespace in shortname.