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authorEric Wong <e@yhbt.net>2020-07-24 05:55:47 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@yhbt.net>2020-07-25 20:48:18 +0000
commitb02c7a346bd36f1325518ca110a781c619082da1 (patch)
tree86b3a2868db2996e864bfa94056addc511ae5596 /Documentation/public-inbox-index.pod
parent0ad076b1943bf7c65868d1db3cef4bd0ea1ef49a (diff)
Older versions of public-inbox < 1.3.0 had subtly
different semantics around threading in some corner
cases.  This switch (when combined with --reindex)
allows us to fix them by regenerating associations.
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diff --git a/Documentation/public-inbox-index.pod b/Documentation/public-inbox-index.pod
index ff2e5486..08f2fbf4 100644
--- a/Documentation/public-inbox-index.pod
+++ b/Documentation/public-inbox-index.pod
@@ -68,12 +68,25 @@ Xapian database.  Using this with C<--compact> or running
 L<public-inbox-compact(1)> afterwards is recommended to
 release free space.
-public-inbox protects writes to various indices with L<flock(2)>,
-so it is safe to reindex while L<public-inbox-watch(1)>,
-L<public-inbox-mda(1)> or L<public-inbox-learn(1)> run.
+public-inbox protects writes to various indices with
+L<flock(2)>, so it is safe to reindex (and rethread) while
+L<public-inbox-watch(1)>, L<public-inbox-mda(1)> or
+L<public-inbox-learn(1)> run.
-This does not touch the NNTP article number database or
-affect threading.
+This does not touch the NNTP article number database.
+It does not affect threading unless C<--rethread> is
+=item --rethread
+Regenerate internal THREADID and message thread associations
+when reindexing.
+This fixes some bugs in older versions of public-inbox.  While
+it is possible to use this without C<--reindex>, it makes little
+sense to do so.
+Available in public-inbox 1.6.0 (PENDING).
 =item --prune