# gdal-config¶

Determines various information about a GDAL installation.

## Synopsis¶

gdal-config [OPTIONS]
Options:
[--prefix[=DIR]]
[--libs]
[--cflags]
[--version]
[--ogr-enabled]
[--formats]


## Description¶

This utility script (available on Unix systems) can be used to determine various information about a GDAL installation. It is normally just used by configure scripts for applications using GDAL but can be queried by an end user.

--prefix

the top level directory for the GDAL installation.

--libs

The libraries and link directives required to use GDAL.

--cflags

The include and macro definition required to compiled modules using GDAL.

--version

Reports the GDAL version.

--ogr-enabled

Reports “yes” or “no” to standard output depending on whether OGR is built into GDAL.

--formats

Reports which formats are configured into GDAL to stdout.