Gap cannot be used with databases created by the sequence assembly
Bap cannot used
files. People wanting to switch to using gap will need to convert their
old databases. The program `
convert' is provided for this
Convert is an interactive program for converting
sequence assembly data between the various formats. It is possible to
to any of the following formats
The program takes no command line arguments. First, you are prompted for the format, name and version of the database you wish to convert. If the source is an xdap or xbap database, ensure that the name and version are in uppercase. If the source is a text file, the version is prompted for but it is ignored. Second, you are prompted for the format, name and version of the database you wish to create. Ensure that names and versions are in the appropriate case and that the files do already exist.
After this, the programs converts the database. This may take some time. The next message to appear on the terminal is a message to indicate the conversion has successfully completed.
Here is a log of a typical conversion session. User input is shown in bold.
Covert Project Database Version 1.3, 4th December 1995 Please enter database to convert: Available types are: 0. Flat file - created with this program 1. xdap database 2. xbap database Database type? 2 Database name? ZK643 Database version? 0 Please enter database to create: Available types are: 0. Flat file - created with this program 1. xbap database 2. xgap database Database type? 2 Database name? ZK643 Database version? 1 Conversion completed