GONUTS has been updated to MW1.31 Most things seem to be working but be sure to report problems.

The 9th ANNOTATION Period for CACAO Phage Hunters 2019 has BEGUN! It will end on Sunday April 21, 2019 at 06:00 pm CDT
REMEMBER, any annotations to "____ BINDING" or "RESPONSE TO _____" will be marked as unacceptable for CACAO students according to the CACAO rules.
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GO wiki scripts

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The GO wiki updater is actually set of scripts to manage this wiki.

Controlled from index.php

The GO wiki homepage links to this wiki and also to some scripts for updating the wiki.


Automatically downloads the obo file and saves it to a tmp directory.


Parses the obo file into a database outside the wiki GO_archive. Records are only saved to the database if they have been changed. New versions are saved to the same GO id, so that the history of revisions can be tracked, starting in July 2006 when the system was rewritten.


This script is a php script that lives in the pywikipedia bot directory. The script, which is run from the command line

  • Looks for GO terms that were updated on the same date as the most recent parsed version of the obo file.
  • Determines whether an old page should be updated, or if a new page is needed.
    • If a new page is needed, then it writes a temp file and uses the pagefromfile.py bot to create the new page
    • If an old page has to be revised, then it edits the record in the mysql database, then uses touch.py to touch the page so it updates properly.

JimHu Using touch.py caused process buildup and a server crash. Changed to do all updates and then run php rebuildall.php from the maintenance scripts.


where x is a database. These take a sorted, decompressed annotation file and create or update gene pages as articles.

Known issues

it may be possible for the external database to get out of synch with the updating of pages. This could lead to some terms being skipped. Solution will be to decouple update.php from the website and have it run before replace_old.php