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OpenStreetMap by Jonathan Bennett

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How Osmosis processes data

Osmosis takes a list of command-line arguments that tell it what tasks to perform. Each task in turn will usually have its own arguments, and a complete command line for Osmosis can get very long. As a result of this, each task has both a long and short form, with the latter being easier to type, but harder to read if you can't remember each command. We'll use the long form in all our examples, so that it's obvious what we're doing. Once you're more familiar with Osmosis, you can find all the short versions of each task documented at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmosis/Detailed_Usage.

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Command-line arguments are case-sensitive

All the options and parameters used by Osmosis on the command line are case-sensitive, ...

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