gwu - Dump a GeneWeb database
gwu [ options ] < base_file >
gwu dumps the contents of the GeneWeb database to standard output.
It’s a good way to backup the database in a neutral form, and can
facilitate upgrades to new software.
The primary documentation of gwu is in the HTML documentation, which
you can find in the documentation directory (/usr/share/doc/geneweb on
Please look there for complete and up-to-date documentation.
-help command-line help
-o <file> output file name (else stdout)
-odir <dir> create files from original name in directory (else
on -o file)
-mem save memory space, but slower
-a <1st_name> [num] <surname>
select ancestors of ...
-d <1st_name> [num] <surname>
select descendants of ...
-ad <1st_name> [num] <surname>
select ancestors of ... and all their descendants
(has no effect if -a and/or -d used, option -nsp is
-aws <1st_name> [num] <surname>
select ancestors with siblings
-s <surname> select this surname (option usable several times)
-nsp no spouses’ parents (for options -s and -d)
-nn no (database) notes
-c <num> When a person is born less than <num> years ago, it
is not exported unless it is Public. All the
spouses and descendants are also censored.
-sep 1st_name.num surname
To use together with the option "-odir": separate
this person and all his ancestors and descendants
sharing the same surname. All the concerned
families are displayed on standard output instead
of their associated files. This option can be used
With option "-sep", tells to separate only groups
of that file.
-sep_limit <num> When using the option "-sep", groups of families
can become isolated in the files. Gwu reconnects
them to the separated families (i.e. displays them
to standard output) if the size of these groups is
less than 21. The present option changes this
2002 October 16th gwu(1)