Provided by: debbugs_2.4.1_all bug

NAME

       debbugs-dbhash - migrate a debbugs database to hashed format

SYNOPSIS

       debbugs-dbhash old-db-directory new-db-directory

DESCRIPTION

       debbugs-dbhash  converts an old-style flat debbugs database into a new-
       style hashed-directory debbugs database, for use with debbugs  2.4  and
       above.

       The  old  database is simply copied, and otherwise left untouched.  The
       directory given for the new database must not already exist.

       In the hashed format, files with names of the  form  1023.log  are  now
       stored  as  23/1023.log  instead.   This  improves  performance on many
       filesystems  for  debbugs  installations  with  large  numbers  of  bug
       reports.

WARNINGS

       debbugs-dbhash will print a warning message for each file whose name is
       of  a  form  that  cannot  be  hashed  as   above.    Typical   debbugs
       installations  will  have  a  few of these, usually index files and the
       like.

AUTHORS

       Adam Heath is primarily responsible for the hashed directory support in
       debbugs.  Colin Watson wrote debbugs-dbhash and this man page.

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