Langue: en

Version: August 2003 (debian - 07/07/09)

Section: 8 (Commandes administrateur)


gen-index - generate new GNATS database index


[ -n | --numeric ] [ -h | --help ]
[ -o outfile | --outfile=outfile ]
[ -i | --import ] [ -e | --export ]
[ -d databasename | --database=databasename ]
[ -V | --version ]


Builds an index for the specified GNATS database. The index is printed to standard output by default.


-n, --numeric
Sorts index entries numerically rather than by their order in the categories list.
-d databasename, --database=databasename
Specifies the database to be indexed. If no database is specified, the database named default is assumed. This option overrides the database specified in the GNATSDB environment variable.
-o outfile, --outfile=outfile
Prints the index to outfile rather than to the standard output.
-i, --import
Import the existing index file instead of re-indexing the database.
-e, --export
Force plaintext output
-h, --help
Prints usage for gen-index.
-V, --version
Prints the version number of gen-index.


The GNATSDB environment variable is used to determine which database to use. For a local database, it contains the name of the database to access.

For network access via gnatsd, it contains a colon-separated list of strings that describe the remote database, in the form


Any of the fields may be omitted, but at least one colon must appear; otherwise, the value is assumed to be the name of a local database.

If GNATSDB is not set, it is assumed that the database is local and that its name is default.


Keeping Track: Managing Messages With GNATS (also installed as the GNU Info file and Reporting Problems Using send-pr (also installed as the GNU Info file

databases(5), dbconfig(5), delete-pr(8), edit-pr(1) file-pr(8), gen-index(8), gnats(7), gnatsd(8), mkcat(8), mkdb(8), pr-edit(8), query-pr(1), queue-pr(8), send-pr(1).


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