The --pa switch does not work with GWCheck in a Linux script pointing to a "path to an archive database".

  • 3148915
  • 04-Apr-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise 6.5
Novell GroupWise 7


Executing GWCheck from a Linux Script using the --pa switch does not work.

Cannot use the --pa switch "path to an archive database" switch in GWCheck on Linux


This has been fixed and will work in the next major release of GroupWise. There is currently no plan to update code in previous versions.


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

Steps to duplicate (from on line documentation):

1. Make sure that GWCheck has been installed

2. Create a script to execute GWCheck using the following syntax:

/opt/novell/groupwise/gwcheck/bin --opt options_file --batch

If you want to include the path to an archive database, use the --pa switch.

3. To create an options file, see Saving Mailbox/Library Maintenance Options.