Provided by: gnats-user_4.1.0-2_i386
edit-pr - edit a problem report in the GNATS database
[ -h | --help ] [ -V | --version ]
[ -d databasename | --database=databasename ]
[ -H host | --host=host ] [ -P port | --port=port ]
[ -v user | --user=user ] [ -w password | --passwd=password ]
edit-pr is used to make changes to existing PRs in a GNATS database.
edit-pr first examines the PR and locks it if it is not already locked.
This is to prevent a PR from being edited by two users simultaneously.
If the PR is already in the process of being edited, edit-pr displays
the name of the person who owns the lock.
edit-pr then calls $EDITOR on PR. After the PR has been edited, it is
resubmitted to the database, and the index is updated.
If you change a field that requires a reason for the change, edit-pr
prompts you to supply a reason for the change. A message is then
appended to the Audit-Trail field of PR with the changed values and the
Depending on how the database is configured, editing various fields in
the PR may also cause mail to be sent concerning these changes. In the
default configuration, any fields that generate Audit-Trail entries
will cause a copy of the new Audit-Trail message to be sent.
Prints a brief usage message for edit-pr.
Prints the version number for edit-pr.
Specifies the database containing the PR to be edited; if no
database is specified, the database named default is assumed.
This option overrides the database specified in the GNATSDB
GNATS network options:
Hostname of the GNATS server.
The port that the GNATS server runs on.
Username used to log into the GNATS server.
Password used to log into the GNATS server.
The environment variable EDITOR specifies the editor to invoke on the
PR. Default is vi(1).
The GNATSDB environment variable is used to determine which database to
use. For a local database, it contains the name of the database
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.
/tmp/ep$$ Temporary file for PR being edited.
Holds Audit-Trail change message, if needed.
/tmp/u$$ Holds output of lock function.
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).
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