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LEI-ADD-EXTERNAL(1) public-inbox user manual LEI-ADD-EXTERNAL(1)


lei-add-external - add inbox or external index


lei add-external [OPTIONS] LOCATION


Configure lei to search against an external (an inbox or external index). When "LOCATION" is an existing local path, it should point to a directory that is a "publicinbox.$NAME.inboxdir" or "extindex.$NAME.topdir" value in ~/.public-inbox/config.


Set priority of a new or existing location.

Default: 0

Create "LOCATION" by mirroring the public-inbox at "URL". "LOCATION" will have a Makefile with a "make update" target to update the external.
Restrict clones of public-inbox-v2-format(5) inboxes to the given range of epochs. The range may be a single non-negative integer or a (possibly open-ended) "LOW..HIGH" range of non-negative integers. "~" may be prefixed to either (or both) integer values to represent the offset from the maximum possible value.

For example, "--epoch=~0" alone clones only the latest epoch, "--epoch=~2.." clones the three latest epochs.

Default: "0..~0" or 0.. or "..~0" (all epochs, all three examples are equivalent)

Provide more feedback on stderr.
Suppress feedback messages.


Whether to wrap git(1) and curl(1) commands with torsocks(1).

Default: "auto"

Force a public-inbox version (must be 1 or 2).

The following options are passed to public-inbox-init(1):

The following options are passed to public-inbox-index(1):


The configuration for lei resides at "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/lei/config".


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