Renaming a base

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This page explains how to rename a GeneWeb base through gwsetup or through command lines.

Bases are kept in folders with extension .gwb. If you change the name of this folder, your base name will be changed.

Several other files and folders have to be renamed in accordance with this new choice:

  • the basename.gwf configuration file
  • the bases/cnt/basename.txt file maintaining a count of accesses to your base (non essential)
  • the folders bases/etc/basename, bases/image/basename bases/src/basename containing template files and image data for your base.

Gwsetup offers a “rename” command which performs the first task (basename.gwb renaming) but not the others!

Restrictions for base names

The name of a base cannot be a2_ for example, as it contains a forbidden character. Base names can only contain alphanumeric characters (upper and lower case) and the character “-”. All other characters are forbidden.

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