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NAME

       mkcat - create a new GNATS category

SYNOPSIS

       mkcat  [ -d databasename | --database=databasename ]
              [ -h | --help ]

DESCRIPTION

       Scans  the database for any new categories, creating new subdirectories
       in the database directory if any are found.

       This program is mostly obsolete since directories  for  categories  are
       automatically created as necessary, but is left for histerical reasons.

       mkcat should be run by the GNATS user (by default gnats).

OPTIONS

       -d, --database
              Specifies the database to be scanned for new categories;  if  no
              database  is  specified,  the database named default is assumed.
              This option overrides the  database  specified  in  the  GNATSDB
              environment variable.

       -h, --help
              Displays a short usage message.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       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.  If GNATSDB is not set, the database named default is used.

SEE ALSO

       Keeping  Track: Managing Messages With GNATS (also installed as the GNU
       Info file gnats.info)

       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).

COPYING

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