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Opening an Existing Database

To open an existing database select the "Open..." command from the File menu. This brings up a file browser where the database name can be selected. The databases will be listed in a NAME.V notation (where V is the version number). Double clicking on the database name will then open this database.

If a database was already open then it is closed before the new one is opened. If the new database is already in use by Gap a dialogue will appear warning you that the database has been opened in read only mode. This mode prevents any edits from being made to the database by greying out certain options and disabling the editing capabilities in the contig editor.

A database may also be opened by specifying the database name and version on the unix command line. To open version 0 of the database `FRED' use "gap FRED.0".

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