Several types of note have special meanings to Gap4. These include the
RAWD note types.
OPEN) and closed (
CLOS). Take great care in creating and editing a note with these types! The purpose is to allow configuration options to be attached to a database itself, and hence allow for different Gap4 configurations to be used when a UNIX directory contains more than one database. In general use of the `.gaprc' file is probably safer. If there is a problem with a database containing a malformed
CLOSnote, it may be opened using
gap4 -no_exec_notes. This will prevent Gap4 from executing the
CLOSnotes and so allow them to be fixed using the note editor.
RAWDATAenvironment variable. This should be set to a UNIX pathname where the trace files may be found. If both the environment variable and the note are present then the note will take priority. This automatic use of this note can be disabled be using the
-no_rawdata_notecommand line option to Gap4.
It is possible to create your own types by editing the `$STADTABL/NOTEDB'
file. The format is fairly self explainatory, and is very similar to the
`TAGDB' file. Each note type should consist of the long name followed by
a colon and
id=4_letter_short_name, optionally followed by
dt="any default text for this note
". Lines may be split at
colons by adding a backslash to the end of the line. See the standard
`NOTEDB' file for examples.