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Command-line tools. These are used either directly from the command line, or set to be run every so often, using cron.

Use the --man option on the command line to get more information about these tools.


# /opt/eprints3/bin/export --man
  • eprints3/bin/
    • epadmin - Perform admin tasks including creating repositories.
    • epindexer - UNIX script to start the EPrints indexer when the server reboots. Do not call directly.
    • explain_sql_tables - Gives a brief summary of the purpose of each SQL table.
    • export - Export data from the system using an export plugin.
    • generate_abstracts - Update all the Metadata-Summary pages. (The page for a single EPrint which links to the documents)
    • generate_apacheconf - Update the apache configuration files.
    • generate_static - Update all the static web pages.
    • generate_views - Update all the /view/ pages.
    • import - Import data from a file using an import plugin.
    • import_subjects - Import the subject tree from a text file or XML file.
    • indexer - This is a daemon which runs in background and indexes the words in documents, titles, abstracts etc. so that they can be searched.
    • lift_embargos - This script should be run once a day. It removes security on documents which embargo date has passed.
    • list_user_emails - This just outputs all the users emails as a text file. Handy for making a mailing list.
    • make_latest - Makes a file for the specified archive with latest items. (still a bit experimental in 3.0)
    • send_alerts - This should also be run daily, weekly and monthly with the appropriate options. Sends out saved search emails.
    • startup.pl - Used by apache to load modules for mod_perl. Does not do anything useful on the command line.