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ged2gwb - Create a GeneWeb database from a GEDCOM file


ged2gwb [ <ged> ] [ options ]


ged2gwb creates a starter database for use by GeneWeb , from a GEDCOM file.

The primary documentation of ged2gwb is in the HTML documentation, which you can find in
the documentation directory (/usr/share/doc/geneweb on Debian systems).
Please look there for complete and up-to-date documentation.


-help command-line help

-o <file>
output database (default: a.gwb)

-f Remove database if already existing

-log <file>
Redirect log trace to this file.

-lf - Lowercase first names -
Convert first names to lowercase letters, with initials in uppercase.

-ls - Lowercase surnames -
Convert surnames to lowercase letters, with initials in uppercase. Try to keep
lowercase particles.

-us - Uppercase surnames -
Convert surnames to uppercase letters.

-fne be - First names enclosed -
When creating a person, if the GEDCOM first name part holds a part between 'b'
(any character) and 'e' (any character), it is considered to be the usual first
name: e.g. -fne '""' or -fne "()".

-efn - Extract first names -
When creating a person, if the GEDCOM first name part holds several names, the
first of this names becomes the person "first name" and the complete GEDCOM first
name part a "first name alias".

-no_efn - Dont extract first names - [default]
Cancels the previous option.

-epn - Extract public names - [default] When creating a person, if the GEDCOM first
name part looks like a public name, i.e. holds:
* a number or a roman number, supposed to be a number of a nobility title,
* one of the words: "der", "den", "die", "el", "le", "la", "the", supposed to
be the beginning of a qualifier, then the GEDCOM first name part becomes the
person "public name" and its first word his "first name".

-no_epn Cancels the previous option.

-no_pit - No public if titles -
Do not consider persons having titles as public

-tnd - Try negative dates -
Set negative dates when inconsistency (e.g. birth after death)

-no_nd - No negative dates -
Don't interpret a year preceded by a minus sign as a negative year

-udi x-y
- Undefined death interval -
Set the interval for persons whose death part is undefined:
- if before x years, they are considered as alive
- if after y year, they are considered as death
- between x and y year, they are considered as "don't know"
Default x is 80 and y is 120

-uin - Untreated in notes -
Put untreated GEDCOM tags in notes

-ds - Default source -
Set the source field for persons and families without source data

Interpret months-numbered dates as day/month/year

Interpret months-numbered dates as month/day/year

- charset decoding -
Force given charset decoding, overriding the possible setting in GEDCOM

2002 October 20th ged2gwb(1)

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