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       databases - the known set of GNATS databases


       The  databases configuration file is a site-wide configuration file containing the list of
       GNATS databases that are available either on the host itself or remotely over the network,
       together  with  some  parameters  associated  with  each  database.   It is located in the
       directory /usr/share/gnats.

       The file contains one line for each database. For databases located on  the  host  itself,
       each line consists of three fields separated by colons:

              database name:short description:/path/to/database

       The first field is the database name.  This is the name used to identify the database when
       invoking programs such as query-pr or send-pr, either by using the  --database  option  of
       the  program  or  by setting the GNATSDB environment variable to the name of the database.
       The second field is a short human-readable description of the database contents,  and  the
       final field is the directory where the database contents are kept.

       For  a database that is located across a network, but which should be accessible from this
       host, the entry for the database should look like this:

              database name:short description of database::hostname:port

       The first two fields are the same as for local databases, the third field is empty (notice
       the two adjacent `:' symbols, indicating an empty field), the fourth field is the hostname
       of the remote GNATS server, and the fifth field is the port number that the  remote  GNATS
       server is running on.

       Note  that  if you add a new local database, you must create its data directory, including
       appropriate subdirectories and administrative files after adding an  entry  to  databases.
       This is best done using the mkdb tool.

       Lines beginning with a # are ignored.

       The  database  name  default  is  special;  this  is the entry used if no database name is
       specified via a --database option or the GNATSDB environment variable.


       Keeping Track: Managing  Messages  With  GNATS  (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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