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Opening a New Database

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 FRED will 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.

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This page is maintained by James Bonfield. Last generated on 2 Febuary 1999.