EPrints 2.2 Documentation - configure_archive command


configure_archive - create a new EPrint Archive, or edit the basic options of an existing archive


configure_archive [archiveid] [options]


Create a new EPrint Archive, or edit the basic options of an existing archive.

This script will prompt the user for various basic information about the archive and then will:

  - create a basic XML config file
  - make the archive directory
  - copy default files into the archive directory
  - create the MySQL database (but not the tables)

After running this script you should edit the files created in the archives cfg directory, especially ArchiveConfig.pm then you will need to run a number of setup scripts, starting with create_tables.


The ID of the EPrint archive to modify (or create).


Print a brief help message and exit.

Print the full manual page and then exit.

This option does not do anything.

Explain in detail what is going on. May be repeated for greater effect.

Output version information and exit.


This is part of this EPrints 2 system. EPrints 2 is developed by Christopher Gutteridge.


EPrints Version: 2.2.1


For more information goto http://www.eprints.org/ which give information on mailing lists and the like.

Chris Gutteridge may be contacted at support@eprints.org

Should you need a real world address for some reason, EPrints can be contacted in the real world at

 EPrints c/o Christopher Gutteridge
 Department of Electronics and Computer Science
 University of Southampton
 SO17 1BJ
 United Kingdom


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 EPrints 2.2 Documentation - configure_archive command