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NAME

       reindexdb - reindex a PostgreSQL database

SYNOPSIS

       reindexdb [connection-option...] [ --table | -t table ]...  [ --index | -i index ]...
                 [dbname]

       reindexdb [connection-option...] --all | -a

       reindexdb [connection-option...] --system | -s  [dbname]

DESCRIPTION

       reindexdb is a utility for rebuilding indexes in a PostgreSQL database.

       reindexdb is a wrapper around the SQL command REINDEX(7). There is no effective difference
       between reindexing databases via this utility and via other methods for accessing the
       server.

OPTIONS

       reindexdb accepts the following command-line arguments:

       -a, --all
           Reindex all databases.

       [-d] dbname, [--dbname=]dbname
           Specifies the name of the database to be reindexed. If this is not specified and -a
           (or --all) is not used, the database name is read from the environment variable
           PGDATABASE. If that is not set, the user name specified for the connection is used.

       -e, --echo
           Echo the commands that reindexdb generates and sends to the server.

       -i index, --index=index
           Recreate index only. Multiple indexes can be recreated by writing multiple -i
           switches.

       -q, --quiet
           Do not display progress messages.

       -s, --system
           Reindex database's system catalogs.

       -t table, --table=table
           Reindex table only. Multiple tables can be reindexed by writing multiple -t switches.

       -V, --version
           Print the reindexdb version and exit.

       -?, --help
           Show help about reindexdb command line arguments, and exit.

       reindexdb also accepts the following command-line arguments for connection parameters:

       -h host, --host=host
           Specifies the host name of the machine on which the server is running. If the value
           begins with a slash, it is used as the directory for the Unix domain socket.

       -p port, --port=port
           Specifies the TCP port or local Unix domain socket file extension on which the server
           is listening for connections.

       -U username, --username=username
           User name to connect as.

       -w, --no-password
           Never issue a password prompt. If the server requires password authentication and a
           password is not available by other means such as a .pgpass file, the connection
           attempt will fail. This option can be useful in batch jobs and scripts where no user
           is present to enter a password.

       -W, --password
           Force reindexdb to prompt for a password before connecting to a database.

           This option is never essential, since reindexdb will automatically prompt for a
           password if the server demands password authentication. However, reindexdb will waste
           a connection attempt finding out that the server wants a password. In some cases it is
           worth typing -W to avoid the extra connection attempt.

       --maintenance-db=dbname
           Specifies the name of the database to connect to discover what other databases should
           be reindexed. If not specified, the postgres database will be used, and if that does
           not exist, template1 will be used.

ENVIRONMENT

       PGDATABASE, PGHOST, PGPORT, PGUSER
           Default connection parameters

       This utility, like most other PostgreSQL utilities, also uses the environment variables
       supported by libpq (see Section 31.14, “Environment Variables”, in the documentation).

DIAGNOSTICS

       In case of difficulty, see REINDEX(7) and psql(1) for discussions of potential problems
       and error messages. The database server must be running at the targeted host. Also, any
       default connection settings and environment variables used by the libpq front-end library
       will apply.

NOTES

       reindexdb might need to connect several times to the PostgreSQL server, asking for a
       password each time. It is convenient to have a ~/.pgpass file in such cases. See Section
       31.15, “The Password File”, in the documentation for more information.

EXAMPLES

       To reindex the database test:

           $ reindexdb test

       To reindex the table foo and the index bar in a database named abcd:

           $ reindexdb --table foo --index bar abcd

SEE ALSO

       REINDEX(7)