Starting and using GeneWeb
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GeneWeb's distribution comes with several means of starting GeneWeb in a standard configuration as shown below. To start Geneweb:
- start gwd.
- start gwsetup.
- open the START.html page with your preferred browser.
In macOS, these three operations can be executed with a single
- CHANGES.txt: changelog
- geneweb.command: (macOS only) launch gwsetup, gwd and START.html page in a single command.
- gwd: (gwd.bat for Windows) minimal launch script for gwd
- gwsetup: (gwsetup.bat for Windows) minimal launch script for gwsetup
- START.htm : a minimal start page (assumes that gwd and gwsetup have been started)
Alternatively, you may launch the execution of the various components of GeneWeb with command lines in a terminal window as described below.
Command lines operation
Using GeneWeb with command lines assumes that you are familiar with the notions of files, folders and that you are not afraid of entering commands directly in a terminal window. If this was not the case, you should limit yourself to the use of gwsetup which provides a web based interface for most of the needed actions.
In order to configure and launch GeneWeb, you may use interactive commands in terminal window:
- with a xterm virtual console under Unix/Linux or a terminal window under OS X,
- with cmd.exe under Windows (various ways to start cmd.exe depending on Windows version).
In this window, type the command to position yourself in the folder where GeneWeb is installed (see GeneWeb installation) which could be:
- under Unix or OSX:
- under Windows,:
cd c:\"program files (x86)"\gw-7.00-alpha-win\gw
./program -help will return the help documentation with a list of possible parameters.
The following programs perform the following tasks:
- gwd: act as a HTTP server processing requests end returning results.
- gwc: read a GWformat file to create a GeneWeb base.
- ged2gwb: read a GED file to create a GeneWeb base
- gwu: outputs the content of a base in the GeneWeb format
- gwb2ged: outputs the content of a base in the GED format.
- consang: computes the consanguinity in a base and performs a base clean-up.
- update_nldb: create the index of the various auxiliary pages created in notes with the wiki syntax [[[linked_page/displayed text]]] (see wikitext). A listing of these pages is obtained with the