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DBUPGRADE(1)			    BRL-CAD			  DBUPGRADE(1)

NAME
       dbupgrade - a program to	upgrade	BRL-CAD	mged geometry databases	files
       to the current version.

SYNOPSIS
       dbupgrade input.g output.g

DESCRIPTION
       dbupgrade operates on the indicated input geometry database input.g,
       recognizing the version of the BRL-CAD database provided	as input and
       then converting it to the current database version. Output is then
       saved to	the specified output.g file.

       Note that this tool will	attempt	to automatically 'fix' an existing (v4
       format) binary database that was	transferred from a binary-incompatible
       platform. However, this process may be imperfect	- the best approach
       (if the original	platform on which the file was created is available)
       is to run dbupgrade on the file before transferring from	the
       originating platform. Once upgraded the output file will	be
       platform-independent regardless of the platform on which	the upgrade
       was done.

       Running dbupgrade removes the need to run g2asc(1) and asc2g(1) on a
       database	to move	it between computers (historically this	was a way to
       work around the platform-specific nature	of v4 files). The latest
       BRL-CAD geometry	database format	is platform-independent.

SEE ALSO
       mged(1),	g2asc(1), asc2g(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Numerous	error conditions are possible, usually due to errors in	the
       geometry	database. Descriptive messages are printed on standard error
       (file descriptor	2).

AUTHOR
       BRL-CAD Team

COPYRIGHT
       This software is	Copyright (c) 2006-2019	by the United States
       Government as represented by U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

BUG REPORTS
       Reports of bugs or problems should be submitted via electronic mail to
       devs@brlcad.org

BRL-CAD				  11/05/2021			  DBUPGRADE(1)

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