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.
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.
Import the existing index file instead of re-indexing the database.
Force plaintext output
Prints usage for gen-index.
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 gnats.info) and Reporting Problems Using send-pr (also installed as the GNU Info file send-pr.info).
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