MAKEDBZ(8)                                                          MAKEDBZ(8)


       makedbz - rebuild dbz files


       makedbz [ -f filename ] [ -i ] [ -o ] [ -s size ]


       Makedbz rebuilds dbz(3) database.  The default name of the text file is
       <pathdb in inn.conf>/history; to specify  a  different  name,  use  the
       ‘‘-f’’ flag.


       -f file
              If  the  ‘‘-f’’  flag is used, then the database files are named
              file.dir, file.index, and file.hash.  If the ‘‘-f’’ flag is  not
              used,  then  a  temporary link to the name history.n is made and
              the  database  files  are  written  as  history.n.index  ,  his-
              tory.n.hash and history.n.dir.

       -i     To  ignore  the  old  database  use  the ‘‘-i’’ flag.  Using the
              ‘‘-o’’ or ‘‘-s’’ flags implies the ‘‘-i’’ flag.

       -o     If the ‘‘-o’’ flag is used, then the link is not  made  and  any
              existing  history  files  are  overwritten.  If the old database
              exists, makedbz will use it to determine the  size  of  the  new

       -s size
              The program will also ignore any old database if the ‘‘-s’’ flag
              is used to specify the approximate number of entries in the  new
              database.   Accurately  specifying  the  size is an optimization
              that will create a more efficient database.  Size is measured in
              key-value  pairs  (i.e.,  lines).  (The size should be the esti-
              mated eventual size of the file, typically the size of  the  old
              file.)  For more information, see the discussion of dbzfresh and
              dbzsize in dbz(3).


       Written by Katsuhiro Kondou <> for InterNetNews.   This
       is revision 1.2, dated 2002/12/03.


       dbz(3), history(5), inn.conf(5).


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