SCROLLKEEPER-UPDATE(8) System Manager's Manual SCROLLKEEPER-UPDATE(8)
scrollkeeper-update - identify new, modified, or removed OMF files and
update the scrollkeeper databases
scrollkeeper-update [ -v ] [ -q ] [ -n ] [ -p database-directory ] [ -o
This synchronizes the scrollkeeper database with the OMF directory. It
searches the scrollkeeper OMF directory to identify if any files were
added, removed, or modified and updates its internal database files to
reflect any changes.
This utility is generally executed as the last step of installation,
after the OMF file is copied into place. It is also typically the last
step of uninstallation, after the OMF file is removed. Using this, an
administrator can easily manually install and uninstall documents into
the database. It can also be run to guarantee the database is fully
Note that because scrollkeeper-update is normally run during installa-
tion and its output is typically seen by users, non-critical warnings
and errors such as those caused by invalid metadata are written to the
log file instead of to the terminal. Developers should use the log file
to identify any problems.
-v Be verbose: Say which scrollkeeper-install and scrollkeeper-
uninstall commands are being run to bring the database up to
-q Run in quiet mode, suppressing output of all but the most seri-
ous warning and error messages to STDOUT. Note that most output
to the log file will be unchanged.
-n Use the network to retrieve the DTD if it is not available via
the system's XML catalog.
Use database-directory as the directory for the scrollkeeper
database rather than the usual one obtained by running scroll-
Examine the directories named in omf-directories rather than the
one usual one obtained by running scrollkeeper-config --omfdir
(or specified in the OMF_DIR environment variable if set). The
omf-directories should be a colon-separated list of directories.
If no -o option is specified, this variable overrides the scrol-
lkeeper-config-provided OMF directory. It should be a colon-
separated list of directories.
Laszlo Kovacs <laszlo.kovacsATsun.com>
Dan Mueth <d-muethATuchicago.edu>
scrollkeeper-config(1), scrollkeeper-gen-seriesid(1), scroll-
keeper.conf(5), scrollkeeper(7), scrollkeeper-preinstall(8), scroll-
scrollkeeper Dec 5, 2001 SCROLLKEEPER-UPDATE(8)