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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 remote public-inbox version (must be 1 or 2). This is auto-detected by default, and this option exists mainly for testing.

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

-j JOBS, --jobs=JOBS

-L LEVEL, --indexlevel=LEVEL

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



-j JOBS, --jobs=JOBS





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


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See Also

lei-forget-external(1), lei-ls-external(1), lei-import(1), public-inbox-index(1), public-inbox-extindex(1), public-inbox-extindex-format(5)

Referenced By

lei(1), lei-blob(1), lei-config(1), lei-forget-external(1), lei-init(1), lei-ls-external(1), lei-ls-label(1), lei-overview(7), lei-q(1), lei-security(7), lei-tag(1).

1993-10-02 public-inbox.git public-inbox user manual