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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

       -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

       -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

       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.


       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).


       Copyright (c) 1993 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

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