Admin/System Tools/Regenerate Abstracts
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This page pertains to the Regenerate Abstracts button in the System Tools tab of the Admin web page for your repository web interface.
The Regenerate Abstracts button updates the timestamp in the archive's var/abstracts.timestamp file to the current time. This file is used whenever an abstract page is requested. If the current (server-side) cache for this abstract page is older that the timestamp in this file, then the abstract page is regenerated. This is better than regenerating all abstracts pages immediately. As a repository gets larger the time to regenerate all abstract pages gets longer and can put a high load on the server.
If you actually want to regenerate abstract pages use the bin/generate_views script.