To create a new menu select the "New" command from the File menu. This
brings up a dialogue prompting the the new filename. Type the name of
the database to create without specifying the version number. So to
create version 0 of a database named `FRED' typing
create the two database files, `FRED.0' and `FRED.0.aux'.
If the database already exists you will be asked whether you wish to overwrite it. Any database that was already open will be closed before the new database is created. The new database is then opened, ready for input.
In the newest
Gap version (version 4) database names are case
sensitive. Previous versions of
Gap always converted database names
to uppercase. Hence the old
Gap programs can only read new gap
databases if they were created with uppercase names. Alternatively using
operating system commands to rename the files will work.