NAME - generate DocBook index files

SYNOPSIS [-f] [-g] [-i id] [-I scope] [-N] [-o file] [-p] [-P file] [-q] [-s name] [-S scope] [-t name] [-x] file

DESCRIPTION creates index data for DocBook XML or SGML files.

OPTIONS -f Force the output file to be written, even if it appears to have been edited by hand.

-g Group terms with IndexDiv based on the first letter of the term (or its SortAs attribute). (This might not handle all language environments.)

-i id The ID to use for the <index> tag.

-I scope The implied scope, must be "all", "local", or "global". Index- Terms which do not specify a scope will have the implied scope. If unspecified, "all" is assumed.

-N New index (generates an empty index file).

-o file Output to file. Defaults to stdout.

-p Link to points in the document. The default is to link to the closest containing section.

-P file Read a preamble from file. The contents of file will be inserted before the <index> tag.

-q Run quietly.

-s name Name the IndexDiv that contains symbols. The default is "Sym- bols". Meaningless if -g is not used.

-S scope Scope of the index, must be "all", "local", or "global". If unspecified, "all" is assumed.

-t name Title for the index.

-x Make a SetIndex.

-V Print version number and exit.

file The file containing index data generated with the DocBook DSSSL HTML stylesheet (usually called HTML.index).

EXAMPLE -o index.sgml HTML.index


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AUTHOR Norm Walsh <>

Minor updates by Adam Di Carlo <> and Peter Eisentraut <>

docbook-dsssl 1.79 2004-11-04 COLLATEINDEX(1)