These licenses allow the Gramps project to maximally use this wiki manual as free content in future Gramps versions. If you do not agree with this dual license, then do not edit this page. Also, only use the known Typographical conventions. This appendix provides the reference to the command line capabilities available when launching Gramps from the terminal. This section provides the reference list of all command line options available in Gramps. If you want to know more than just a list of options, see next sections: Operation and Examples.
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You can enter the path where the backup should be stored manually or using the path selector button. You can either choose to Include or Exclude the Media:. This is just a regular XML export, except that no data is filtered out. You can import these as usual with any exported file. Assuming your database is called "My Family Tree", and you want the backup to include external media objects such as images and documents, the recommended method to create a backup is to use the gramps-pkg format:.
In case of problems, you can add the format of the output to the above command. For a gramps package:. If you don't need to include the media objects in your backup, then you can make use of the Gramps XML format:.
The Generate XML page has further information on what can be done with the. The gramps-xml data format will produce a backup of your data excluding any media objects, such as external images and documents. The following example shows how to create a gramps-xml file from a database called " MyFamilyTree.
Languages :. Note This is just a regular XML export, except that no data is filtered out.
Import from another genealogy program
A detailed exploration of the day-to-day use of Gramps. In this Chapter we give a detailed overview of how you can manage your family trees, as well as share your data with other genealogists. This will open the Family Trees manager window. To change its name from the default Family Tree 1 , select the name and press the Rename button then type in a new name.
Gramps 5.0 Wiki Manual - Manage Family Trees
There are several ways to import your family genealogy into Gramps from another program. The best option depends on what program you want to provide the information. But all import processes start with having a Gramps database called a Family Tree open and waiting to receive your family information. You could import directly into an existing Gramps Tree that already contains the fruits of many hours of research and organization. But since all Genealogy programs make different assumptions about how to organized and transfer data, that would not be a good practice. Their exported data might be a chaotic mess that mangles your nice, clean genealogy in Gramps. We recommend start by creating a fresh, empty Tree and then importing