> can someone tell me in simplified terms what "GPL Perl Scripts" are and how I would use them?
GPL Perl Scripts are stand-alone scripts for fixing some errors or
displaying GEDCOM data.
Comments are in French ... but you don't really need them !!!
Most scripts runs/starts on command line :
$> perl listlieu.pl FTM.ged places
will generate a list of places written on your FTM GEDCOM.
There is no scripts for fixing FTM gedcom. Hope this may help you to
list FTM violation of the GEDCOM specification for a future/planned fix.
> Until we see how the GEDCOM is violated, we don't know how to work around it. The best solution, if you are willing, is to send me the GEDCOM file, and I will try to detect the problems in the file and work around them.
If you don't want to send your data, why not a basic gedcom testcase ?
I just link some tools, which may show you one way for fixing FTM
gedcom. perl (or python ?) works fine with textual file.
Laura Mellen a écrit :
> THank you for the helpful page. I have bookmarked it and will try and
> dive into it some evening when I know I have a good amount of time on my
> Being new to Ubuntu and Linux as well, can someone tell me in simplified
> terms what "GPL Perl Scripts" are and how I would use them? I catch onto
> things pretty easily, but this is all so very new to me...I appreciate
> any and all help.
> Thank you,
>> I do not know FTM, but here some resources for cleaning GEDCOM !!!
>> (old) ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/pub/genealogy/gedcom/INDEX.html
>> Don Allingham a écrit :
>>> This is a problem that we've had with FTM files. FTM generates bad
>>> GEDCOM files. It will use the PLAC (place) keyword in the file to hold
>>> general data instead of place information. This is in complete violation
>>> of the GEDCOM specification. And this is why you see strange things in
>>> the place names.
>>> We try to work around these cases, but sometimes we don't get them all.
>>> Until we see how the GEDCOM is violated, we don't know how to work
>>> around it. The best solution, if you are willing, is to send me the
>>> GEDCOM file, and I will try to detect the problems in the file and work
>>> around them.
>>> On Tue, 2007-07-17 at 18:29 -0500, Laura Mellen wrote:
>>>> Hello all,
>>>> Another newbie to Linux and GRAMPS. I have posted a couple times but
>>>> then had to set my genealogy aside for a bit. Now I'm ready to get
>>>> back at it and have a question about a situation with my GED import.
>>>> Background: I was using Windows98 and and older version of
>>>> FamilyTreeMaker. I have about 5,000 names in my database. I exported
>>>> my Windows98 FTM as a GED file so I could open it on my computer
>>>> that is now running Ubuntu 7.04 and GRAMPS 2.2.8. Here is the problem:
>>>> When I go to the PLACES tab, there are much more than just "places"
>>>> there. I have social security numbers, "buried in Smith Cemetery",
>>>> the remark "adopted", the remark "age 11 days", "assembler at Milton
>>>> Roy" and on and on. As you can see during import, GRAMPS put much
>>>> more than PLACES in the PLACES area, it put all types of remarks there!
>>>> I originally went into some direct relatives and fixed, one-by-one,
>>>> the social security entry and other entries so that remark was no
>>>> longer was in the PLACES tab. Obviously, I can not do that with
>>>> 5,000 entries! So rather than going to the PEOPLE tab, I double
>>>> clicked directly on the erred entry...thinking it would show me who
>>>> it belongs to, it doesn't.
>>>> Like if I go to PLACES and double click on "age 11 days" it would
>>>> let me "fix" that error, but doesn't show me just WHO the error
>>>> belongs to! In other words, this would be an impossible way for me
>>>> to fix these import errors. I have to know who the errors belong to.
>>>> Some are obvious, 90% of the errors are not obvious who they belong to.
>>>> I tried using FILTER and typing in the ID number and that does not
>>>> show me who the error belongs to either. I also went to the
>>>> different selections under the TOOLS entry and none of them allow me
>>>> to fix or see who is in error there either. In fact, when I try and
>>>> use TOOLS/uncollected objects, it freezes GRAMPS.
>>>> Is there someway this can be fixed? Since I am new to TERMINAL and
>>>> new to the folder layout of Linux, I really need detailed info on
>>>> what to type where. Such as...maybe there is a fix I can type in
>>>> TERMINAL, but being unfamiliar to TERMINAL, I don't know how to use
>>>> it. Same with finding files and adding things, etc.
>>>> Sorry this is so very long. I have put off posting to the group
>>>> because of the length but simply can't figure this out myself.
>>>> All advice and opinions welcome!
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