gwcheckt (1)


gwcheckt - Text-Based GroupWise Check


gwcheckt options_file [--dump]


Text-Based GroupWise Check (GWCheckT) is a tool provided for GroupWise to check and repair GroupWise user, message, library, and resource databases without needing ConsoleOne or any GUI environment. Text-Based GWCheckT can perform all of the same types of database repair as the GUI GWCheck, but in a text-only environment.

Text-Based GWCheckT has no user interface. You must create the required options file by using the GUI GroupWise Check (GWCheck), or by using the Mailbox/Library Maintenance feature in ConsoleOne.

To create the required options file, start the GUI GWCheck in an environment where the X Window System is available, select database repair options as needed, then click Save. By default, the options file is named gwcheck.opt and is saved in your home directory. You can change the file name and location as needed.


Usage Options:


Specifies the name of the options file. By default, this file is saved by the GUI GWCheck in your home directory. If you saved it to another directory, specify a path relative to your home directory or specify an absolute path.


Displays the contents of the options file so that you can see what database repair options have been selected.

Help Options:

--help , -?

Displays the help information and exits.



(Required) Use the GUI GWCheck to select and save database repair options in the gwcheck.opt file, then run the Text-Based GWCheckT with the options file to execute the database repair options.


This program normally runs as root.

/opt/novell/groupwise/gwcheck/bin/gwcheckt gwcheck.opt

Runs GWCheckT in a text only environment, based on the database repair options provided in the options file created in the GUI GWCheck.

/opt/novell/groupwise/gwcheck/bin/gwcheckt gwcheck.opt --dump

Lists the settings of the database repair options in the specified options file.


For information about GWCheck error messages, see Troubleshooting 1: Error Messages.


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See Also

gwcheck (1).

To report problems with this software or its documentation, visit Novell Bugzilla.