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       delete-pr - deletes closed PRs


              [ -V | --version ] | [ -h | --help ] |
              [ -d name | --database=name ] [ -c | --closed | PR ]


       Deletes  the  specified  PR, or if the --closed option is given, all of
       the closed PRs in the database are deleted.

       delete-pr must be run by the GNATS user (by default gnats).

       Note that deleting PRs is generally a very bad idea.  It flies  in  the
       face  of  the  very idea of using a Problem Reporting system and should
       only be considered in special situations.  Such a situation  might  for
       instance  arise  if a mail loop causes mass duplicate submissions or if
       you receive spam to the PR submission e-mail address.


       -V, --version
              Prints the program version to stdout and exits.

       -h, --help
              Prints a short help text to stdout and exits.

       -d, --database
              Specifies the database from which the PR(s) are to  be  deleted.
              If  no  database  is  specified,  the  database named default is
              assumed.  This option overrides the database  specified  in  the
              GNATSDB environment variable.

              Requests that all closed PRs in the database be deleted.

       PR     Requests  that the specified PR be deleted.  The PR must be in a
              closed state.


       The GNATSDB environment variable is used to determine which database to
       use.   For  a  local  database, it contains the name of the database to

       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 and the --database option is not supplied, it  is
       assumed that the database is local and that its name is default.


       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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