Geneweb bases folder

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The bases folder is by default a subfolder of the GeneWeb distribution named bases that contains all your personnal data: the genealogical databases themselves with their notes, images, authentification files, template personalisation, etc. It can be moved or renamed according to your preferences.

In each of its etc, images, lang and src folders, subfolders carrying the name of the base mybase hold the specific data for each base.

  • directory distribution: details all the other files and subfolders out of bases folder, like the programs or template files.
    • directory bases: The folder containing the GeneWeb databases
      • directory mybase.gwb: folder of the genealogical database called mybase
      • file mybase.gwf: associated .gwf configuration/parameters file
      • file mybase-f.auth example of password file for friends (friend_passwd_file=)
      • file mybase-w.auth example of password file for wizards (wizard_passwd_file=)
      • directory mybase2.gwb: folder of a second genealogical database mybase2
      • file mybase2.gwf/auth configuration files associated to mybase2, etc.
      • directory cnt: holding the robot file, locks, and memorising the access counts for each base
        • file actlog: file temporary storing the tokens needed for login in CGI mode
        • file robot list IP address of robots
        • file mybase.txt access counts for mybase
        • file mybase.lck lock file for mybase
      • directory etc: used in priority over the generic gw/etc files (see templates)
        • directory mybase: template folders for mybase
          • directory modules
            • file module_xx.txt
          • file header.txt base specific header file
          • file trl.txt base specific trailer file
        • directory mybase2: idem
      • directory images
        • directory mybase: portraits images for mybase
          • file first_name.occurence.last_name.jpg
          • file other_first_name.occurence.last_name.jpg
        • directory mybase2: idem
      • directory lang: containing some base specific language related template text files (lexicon for instance)
        • directory mybase
        • directory mybase2
      • directory src
        • directory mybase
          • directory images: images called with m=IMH
            • file myimage.jpg
          • file file1.txt: text file called with m=SRC
        • directory mybase2: idem
    • directory gw
    • […] gwd/gwsetup launch scripts, README, etc.

Bases folder in GeneWeb 7

GeneWeb 7 simplifies the archival of databases regrouping all the files needed for a single database under the same folder. With this configuration, it becomes far simpler to use archival tools such as tar, zip or rar to store a single database folder in an archive (see save for details and comments).

  • directory distribution
    • directory bases: The folder containing the GeneWeb databases
      • directory mybase.gwb: folder of the genealogical database called mybase
        • directory documents: image/txt/pdf/html files, subdirectories allowed (except portraits/ and images/)
          • directory portraits: portraits images called with m=IM&i=index (no sub-dirs here!)
            • file first_name.occurence.last_name.jpg
            • file other_first_name.occurence.last_name.jpg
            • directory saved: saved portraits called with m=IMS&i=index
          • directory images: other images associated with a person shown in a carrousel
            • directory first_name.occurence.last_name: other images associated with a person (no sub_dirs)
              • file otherimage.jpg: images called with m=IM&i=index&s=otherimage.jpg
              • file otherimage.txt: comment associated with otherimage
              • directory saved: saved images and comments called with m=IMS&i=index&s=otherimage.jpg
          • file myimage.jpg: images called with m=DOC&s=myimage.jpg or m=IM&s=myimage.jpg
          • file mytext.txt: text files called with m=DOC&s=mytext.txt or m=SRC&v=mytext (See translation note below)
          • file mydoc.pdf: PDF files called with m=DOC&s=mydoc.pdf
          • file mypage.html: HTML pages called with m=DOC&s=mypage.html
          • directory sub_folder: the documents folder may contain sub_folders
        • directory etc: configurations files and personnalized variants of template files, used in priority over the generic gw/etc files (see templates)
          • directory cnt: holding access counts for the base and several access logs
            • file counts.txt: access counts
            • file counts.lck: access lock
            • file wizards.log access logs for wizards
            • file friends.log access logs for friends
            • file update.log modifications logs
          • directory lang: local complements to the language lexicon
          • directory modules: personnalized variants of modules files
            • file module_xx.txt
          • directory templatex: personnal variant of templatex files
          • file config.txt: configuration/parameters file (old mybase.gwf)
          • file mybase-f.auth (mybase-friend-auth.txt?): example of password file for friends (friend_passwd_file= in config.txt)
          • file mybase-w.auth (mybase-wizard-auth.txt?): example of password file for wizards (wizard_passwd_file= in config.txt)
          • file particles.txt (mybase-particles.txt?): particles list for this base.
          • file hed.txt and trl.txt: base specific header/trailer files
        • directory history: folder with all diff files (this folder may be located elsewhere according to history_path= in config.txt)
          • directory a
          • directory b
          • directory
          • file history.txt: history of modifications
        • directory notes: folder with all the notes and linked pages
          • file notes.txt: (reserved name) main notes for the base, displayed in the welcome page
          • file linked_page.txt: other "linked_page" obtained with [[[linked_page/text]]]
        • file… base, base.acc, cache_info […] names.inx, notes_links, patches (all internal files and folders of the database)
      • directory mybase2.gwb: folder of a second genealogical database mybase2
        • […] the organisation is the same for each database see description for mybase.gwb folder above
      • directory cnt: admin files
        • file actlog: file temporary storing the tokens needed for login in CGI mode
        • file gwd.lck: lock file
        • file robot: list IP addresses of detected robots
      • file comm.log (log.txt?): execution log of the last base creation with a gwc command
      • file perso_lexicon.txt: UTF-8 personnal complementary lexicon (loaded with -add_lexicon at gwd start)
      • file tags.txt: alternate list of authorized HTML tags (loaded with -allowed_tags at gwd start)
    • directory gw
    • file… gwd/gwsetup launch scripts, CHANGES.txt, README, etc.

Translations: All text files read through the m=SRC&v=file or m=DOC&s=file.txt commands are processed by GeneWeb which expands some macros (%s, %v, %i, %k) and performs translations ([text to be translated]). In addition, a more global translation of the text file can be obtained by appending _lg to the filename (where lg is the 2 letter acronym of a given language) which selects an entirely new file, specific to the selected language.

Note that with this configuration, all personnalization happens in files stored in the base folder. A new release of GeneWeb may be installed safely by copying the new gw folder and possibly new copies of gwd/gwsetup launch scripts, CHANGES.txt, README, etc (the last two lines of the tree above).