REINDEXDB

Section: PostgreSQL Client Applications (1)
Updated: 2008-01-03
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NAME

reindexdb - reindex a PostgreSQL database

 

SYNOPSIS

reindexdb [ connection-option... ] [ --table | -t table ] [ --index | -i index ] [ dbname ]

reindexdb [ connection-option... ] [ --all | -a ]

reindexdb [ connection-option... ] [ --system | -s ] [ dbname ]  

DESCRIPTION

reindexdb is a utility for rebuilding indexes in a PostgreSQL database.

reindexdb is a wrapper around the SQL command REINDEX [reindex(7)]. There is no effective difference between reindexing databases via this utility and via other methods for accessing the server.  

OPTIONS

reindexdb accepts the following command-line arguments:

-a
--all
Reindex all databases.
-s
--system
Reindex database's system catalogs.
-t table
--table table
Reindex table only.
-i index
--index index
Recreate index only.
[-d] dbname
[--dbname] dbname
Specifies the name of the database to be reindexed. If this is not specified and -a (or --all) is not used, the database name is read from the environment variable PGDATABASE. If that is not set, the user name specified for the connection is used.
-e
--echo
Echo the commands that reindexdb generates and sends to the server.
-q
--quiet
Do not display a response.

reindexdb also accepts the following command-line arguments for connection parameters:

-h host
--host host
Specifies the host name of the machine on which the server is running. If the value begins with a slash, it is used as the directory for the Unix domain socket.
-p port
--port port
Specifies the TCP port or local Unix domain socket file extension on which the server is listening for connections.
-U username
--username username
User name to connect as.
-W
--password
Force password prompt.

 

ENVIRONMENT

PGDATABASE
PGHOST
PGPORT
PGUSER
Default connection parameters
 

DIAGNOSTICS

In case of difficulty, see REINDEX [reindex(7)] and psql(1) for discussions of potential problems and error messages. The database server must be running at the targeted host. Also, any default connection settings and environment variables used by the libpq front-end library will apply.  

NOTES

reindexdb might need to connect several times to the PostgreSQL server, asking for a password each time. It is convenient to have a ~/.pgpass file in such cases. See the documentation for more information.  

EXAMPLES

To reindex the database test:

$ reindexdb test

To reindex the table foo and the index bar in a database named abcd:

$ reindexdb --table foo --index bar abcd

 

SEE ALSO

REINDEX [reindex(7)], Environment Variables (the documentation)


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
ENVIRONMENT
DIAGNOSTICS
NOTES
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO

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