Manual Reference Pages - EDIT-PR (1)
edit-pr - edit a problem report in the GNATS database
-d databasename |
-H host |
-P port |
-v user |
-w password |
edit-pr is used to make changes to existing PRs in a GNATS
edit-pr first examines the PR and locks it if it is not
already locked. This is to prevent a PR from being edited by two
users simultaneously. If the PR is already in the process of being
edited, edit-pr displays the name of the person who owns the
edit-pr then calls $EDITOR on PR. After the PR has
been edited, it is resubmitted to the database, and the index is
If you change a field that requires a reason for the change,
edit-pr prompts you to supply a reason for the change. A
message is then appended to the Audit-Trail field of PR with the
changed values and the change reason.
Depending on how the database is configured, editing various fields in
the PR may also cause mail to be sent concerning these changes. In
the default configuration, any fields that generate Audit-Trail
entries will cause a copy of the new Audit-Trail message to be sent.
-h, --help ||
Prints a brief usage message for
-V, --version |
Prints the version number for
-d, --database |
Specifies the database containing the PR to be edited; if no database is
specified, the database named default is assumed. This option
overrides the database specified in the GNATSDB environment variable.
GNATS network options:
-H, --host ||
Hostname of the GNATS server.
-P, --port ||
The port that the GNATS server runs on.
-v, --username |
Username used to log into the GNATS server.
-w, --passwd |
Password used to log into the GNATS server.
The environment variable
EDITOR specifies the editor to invoke on the PR. Default is vi(1).
For network access via gnatsd, it contains a colon-separated list
of strings that describe the remote database, in the form
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.
Any of the fields may be omitted, but at least one colon must appear;
otherwise, the value is assumed to be the name of a local database.
If GNATSDB is not set, it is assumed that the database is local
and that its name is default.
Temporary file for PR being edited.
Audit-Trail change message, if needed.
Holds output of lock function.
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