I have recently upgraded to FAST-MAP v1.04b and my old gels' "settings" files generate numerous warning messages that can be quite annoying after awhile. Do you have any automatic means to update the user files? [5/31/97]Yes, we have provided a function called :
update_settings <nickname>which will automatically update the study and gel "settings" files for you. Note that it will only carry over the gel- and study-specific settings (in Section 1 of the "settings" file). It will use default settings for all the other non-specific attributes.
As for the other user files such as "preferences", "markers", etc -- please update them manually. Hopefully this will not be too tedious as it is only a one-time affair. To help you, we have provided template user files in the "docs/" directory which are named "demo.preferences", "demo.markers", etc which you can copy to your "user/" directory and modify accordingly.