In response to 'some gentle prodding', I put a couple of short scripts I've
been using into weeds.mgh.harvard.edu:~ftp/acedb_dev/utilities.
"gopherize" is for automatically dumping selected classes from an ACeDB
database and waisindexing the resulting .ace-format files.
Optionally (subcommand "new") it creates a menu link for your Gopher server.
"mapm2ace" converts output from the Mapmaker 'map' or 'print chromosomes'
command to .ace ?Locus records.
Somewhere I read that the Archive's utilities directory was supposed to
contain programs for converting data into .ace format. I hope people will
also continue to add utilities that, like gopherize, ace2nal and sortpmap, do
useful exports as well. HTML generators? Email servers?
- Dave Matthews