edit-pr - edit a problem report in the GNATS database
] [ -V
[ -d databasename
[ -H host
[ -v user
is used to make changes to existing PRs in a GNATS database.
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
the name of the person who owns the lock.
then calls $EDITOR
. After the PR has been
edited, it is resubmitted to the database, and the index is updated.
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
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 edit-pr.
- -V, --version
- Prints the version number for edit-pr.
- -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
- -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
- The GNATSDB environment variable is used to determine which
- use. For a local database, it contains the name of the database to
For network access via gnatsd
, it contains a colon-separated list of
strings that describe the remote database, in the form
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.
is not set, it is assumed that the database is local and that
its name is default
- Temporary file for PR being edited.
- Holds Audit-Trail change message, if needed.
Keeping Track: Managing Messages With GNATS
- Holds output of lock function.
(also installed as the GNU
Info file gnats.info
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