[GRASS5] [bug #2733] (grass) note v.convert in UPGRADING

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Sun Nov 28 18:29:49 EST 2004

this bug's URL: http://intevation.de/rt/webrt?serial_num=2733

doc/vector/vector.html should say how to convert one's old vector file
to new vector files, and visa versa.

Indeed I was sure your vector commands were broken until one day I
used (Debian bullhorn.org) g.list and noticed "oldvect"!

There is no way returning users will know you changed the vector
format unless you tell the whole story in some UPGRADING file, like
spamassassin has.

Anyway, how do I convert my old 5.0 vector files to new ones?
Or maybe one just copies them over or something.

Wait, deep down in the 2002 Blazek conference paper do I finally
notice v.convert.  Just wanted to let you know the story.

P.S., $ v.convert help
     Description: Converts between GRASS vector versions.
Say which versions.  Indeed prepare for future versions...
Say how to convert backwards too.

P.S., mention all the new restrictions on vector file names there too!
Also mention how to convert most or all of ones files in one step, not
just one at a time. Especially as the names will probably need removal
of now illegal chars.

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