EPrints 2.2 Documentation - reindex command


reindex - rebuild the indexes and order information for a dataset.


reindex archiveid [options] [dataset]


This script rebuilds the indexs are ordering information of a dataset, eg. ``archive'' or ``users''. The time it takes will depend on the number of records in the dataset.

This script should be run if you change the way that the free text indexing function works or change the descriptions of subjects or sets (and want them to sort correctly).

reindex should not be run lightly on a larget archive; a back-of-the-envelope estimate at running time is 1 second per record.

So 300 records will take about 5 minutes. 3000 records will take about an hour and 30000 records will take something like 10 hours!


The ID of the EPrint archive to use.

This is the name of the dataset to reindex, one of: subject, user, archive, buffer, inbox, deletion, document


Print a brief help message and exit.

Print the full manual page and then exit.

Be vewwy vewwy quiet. This option will supress all output unless an error occurs.

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

Output version information and exit.

Don't ask before running. If you want to automate this script, eg. run it once every 6 months, you don't want it interactively checking if you want to continue!


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 - reindex command