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The mystery of the forbidden names

Guy Bottu gbottu at bigben.vub.ac.be
Wed Feb 14 13:38:31 EST 2001


Peter Rice <rice at lionbio.co.uk> wrote:

> Yes - both are GCG database names, so if they are used with no extension GCG
> will try to use that database instead. NEW was an alias (IIRC) for PIR2 and
> PIR3, and PROTEIN was an alias for PIR1,PIR2 and PIR3. On VMS they were
> logical names.

Yes, that's it ! If I use "sw" as file name, composition creates an
erroneous result file with name "swissprot.composition". This however must
be considered as a bug, since GCG programs should recognize *:* as a
databank sequence and anything else as a private sequence. And why does
map not have the problem ?

	Guy Bottu






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