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pycsw-admin - pycsw admin utility


pycsw-admin -c command -f cfg [-h] [-p /path/to/records] [-r]


-c Command to be performed:
- setup_db
- load_records
- export_records
- rebuild_db_indexes
- optimize_db
- refresh_harvested_records
- gen_sitemap
- post_xml
- get_sysprof
- validate_xml

-f Filepath to pycsw configuration

-h Usage message

-o path to output file

-p path to input/output directory to read/write metadata records

-r load records from directory recursively

-s XML Schema

-t Timeout (in seconds) for HTTP requests (default is 30)

-u URL of CSW

-x XML document


1) setup_db: Creates repository tables and indexes

pycsw-admin -c setup_db -f default.cfg

2.) load_records: Loads metadata records from directory into repository

pycsw-admin -c load_records -p /path/to/records -f default.cfg

Load records from directory recursively

pycsw-admin -c load_records -p /path/to/records -f default.cfg -r

3.) export_records: Dump metadata records from repository into directory

pycsw-admin -c export_records -p /path/to/records -f default.cfg

4.) rebuild_db_indexes: Rebuild repository database indexes

pycsw-admin -c rebuild_db_indexes -f default.cfg

5.) optimize_db: Optimize repository database

pycsw-admin -c optimize_db -f default.cfg

6.) refresh_harvested_records: Refresh repository records which have been harvested

pycsw-admin -c refresh_harvested_records -f default.cfg

7.) gen_sitemap: Generate XML Sitemap

pycsw-admin -c gen_sitemap -f default.cfg -o /path/to/sitemap.xml

8.) post_xml: Execute a CSW request via HTTP POST

pycsw-admin -c post_xml -u http://host/csw -x /path/to/request.xml

9.) get_sysprof: Get versions of dependencies

pycsw-admin -c get_sysprof

10.) validate_xml: Validate an XML document against an XML Schema

pycsw-admin -c validate_xml -x file.xml -s file.xsd


More information about pycsw can be obtained from /usr/share/doc/python-pycsw-doc after
installing the python-pycsw-doc package.

June 2015 PYCSW-ADMIN(1)

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