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       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


       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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