mkcat(8)                 GNATS Admininstration Utilities                mkcat(8)

       mkcat - create a new GNATS category

       mkcat  [ -d databasename | --database=databasename ]
              [ -h | --help ]

       Scans the database for any new categories, creating new subdirectories in
       the database directory if any are found.

       This program is mostly obsolete since directories for categories are
       automatically created as necessary, but is left for histerical reasons.

       mkcat should be run by the GNATS user (by default gnats).

       -d, --database
              Specifies the database to be scanned for new categories; if no
              database is specified, the database named default is assumed.
              This option overrides the database specified in the GNATSDB
              environment variable.

       -h, --help
              Displays a short usage message.

       The GNATSDB environment variable is used to determine which database to
       use.  For a local database, it contains the name of the database to
       access.  If GNATSDB is not set, the database named default is used.

       Keeping Track: Managing Messages With GNATS (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).

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GNATS                              August 2003                          mkcat(8)