[Texis] section of
conf/texis.ini affects Texis and
- Log Dir
Default: /var/log/texis under Unix, %INSTALLDIR%/logs
%LOGDIR% variable, and thus the log dir for log file
settings that use this variable, e.g. [Texis] Vortex Log,
[Monitor] Log File, [Httpd] Transfer Log by default in
version 8. Thus changing this one setting (with log file settings
left default) will change where log files reside. Added in
version 8. See also Run Dir.
- Run Dir
Default: /run/texis under Unix, %INSTALLDIR%/run
%RUNDIR% variable, and thus the run dir for
run-time-only file settings that use this variable, e.g.
[Texis] Statistics Pipe, [Monitor] Lock File by default in
version 8. Thus changing this one settings (with run-time file
settings left default) will change where run-time files reside.
Added in version 8. See also Log Dir.
Points to the license file. Path must end in .key.
- Statistics Pipe
%RUNDIR%/texisstats under Unix in version 8 and later
(/tmp/.texisstats in version 7 and earlier),
\\.\pipe\texisstats under Windows.
A named pipe is used to communicate statistics between monitor
processes. This setting allows its path to be specified.
- Compile Pipe
Named pipe used under Windows.
Sets the default path to the thesaurus. Deprecated; set
[Apicp] eqprefix instead.
Sets the default path to the user thesaurus.
Deprecated; set [Apicp] ueqprefix instead.
- Lib Path
(%EXEDIR%:%BINDIR%:%SYSLIBPATH% before version 8);
semicolon-separated under Windows
Sets the search path for loading certain dynamic (shared) libraries,
such as the OpenSSL plugin. This is a colon-separated (semicolon
under Windows) list of directories to check. The
variable is unique to Lib Path, and refers to the OS-dependent
shared library load path.
Note that Lib Path refers to plugin libraries loaded
after program startup by Texis, not linked libraries such as the C
or math lib loaded by the OS at program startup.
Added in version 4.01.1026200000 Jul 9 2002.
- Log Bad SYSLOCKS
If nonzero, a copy of SYSLOCKS will be saved if problems are detected.
- Write Timeout
Sets the maximum time in seconds to retry certain database writes if
they fail with a temporary error, e.g. Windows
Added in version 5.01.1218575000 20080812.
- Enable FDBF
If nonzero, enables FDBF file access, which is a deprecated Texis
database table format. Should only need to be enabled for tables or
indexes created with Texis versions before 1996. Added
in version 5.01.1136500000 20060105.
- Varchar To Strlst Sep
Default: create in version 7 and later, lastchar before 7
Default value for the
varchartostrlstsep SQL setting
Added in version 5.01.1225870000 20081105.
- Multi Value To Multi Row
Default value for the
multivaluetomultirow SQL setting
(here). Added in version
- Blobz External Compress Exe
If set, use this command to compress data for non-trivial
blobz fields, instead of the builtin routines. Uncompressed
data that is at least Blobz External Compress Min Size bytes
in size will be compressed with this command; smaller data (or if
Blobz External Compress Exe is unset) will use the default
internal gzip routine (or be stored as-is, whichever is
smaller). Blobz External Uncompress Exe must be set as well
if this setting is set, or data may not be readable once written.
Both commands must read input from stdin and write output to
stdout, and may contain space-separated arguments (quoted if
Note that using this setting may slow down table writes, as the
given executable may be run for any
blobz field written.
- Blobz External Uncompress Exe
If set, use this command to uncompress data from
that was previously commpressed with Blobz External Compress
Exe (here). Both commands must
read input from stdin and write output to stdout, and
may contain space-separated arguments (quoted if needed).
Note that using this setting may slow down table reads, as the
executable may be run for any
blobz field read.
- Blobz External Compress Min Size
The minimum size of uncompressed (original/source) data that will
cause external (Blobz External Compress Exe,
here) compression to be used, for
blobz fields. If source data is smaller, or Blobz
External Compress Exe is unset, the internal gzip routine
- or storage as-is - will be used instead. The default of 32 is a
compromise that avoids the overhead of running the executable for
small data that is unlikely to compress better than gzip
anyway, but still runs it for large data that might compress better.
A value of 0 would run it for all
blobz data written.
- Hexify Bytes
Default: 1 for tsql, 0 in other programs
Default value for the
hexifybyte SQL property
(here). Added in version 7.
- Createlocks Methods
Default: direct monitor
The list of methods to try (in sequential order) to create the lock
structure for a database (global file mapping, shared memory
segment, or file, depending on platform). The value is a
space-separated list of one or more of the tokens direct or
monitor. The direct method tries to create the lock
structure directly; the monitor method asks the Texis Monitor
to creatre it. On some platforms, such as Windows 2008 and later,
ordinary users may not have permissions to create the OS object
(e.g. global file mapping) needed for the lock structure. Since the
Texis Monitor often runs as a service under Windows - with elevated
SYSTEM permissions - it may be used to create the object on
behalf of the Texis process.
Added in version 7.00.1372118000 20130624. Previous versions only
tried the direct method.
- Createlocks Timeout
The length of time, in seconds, to wait for the monitor
method to create the lock structure. Added in version
- Trace Locks Database, Trace Locks Table
Default: both unset
Database and/or table to trace locks for (debugging). If either is
set, locks trace messages will be saved to locks.lg in the
appropriate database dir. Tracing will be limited to the database
and/or table named.
- Trace Dumptable
Integer whose bits are flags for debugging the cpdb dumptable
protocol; same as cpdb -T value (here).
- Create Db Ok Dir Exists
If nonzero, a database's directory may pre-exist at database creation
time. Default is 0 (false) to help prevent database creation races.
- Validate Btrees
Bit flags for extra consistency checks on B-trees; subject to change
in future releases.
- 0x0001: validate tree on open
- 0x0002: validate page on read
- 0x0004: validate page on write
- 0x0008: validate page on release
- 0x0010: other page-release errors
- 0x0020: more stringent limits
- 0x0040: validate on page manipulation
- 0x1000: attempt to fix bad pages if possible
- 0x2000: overwrite freed pages in memory
Added in version 7.05.1449078000 20151202. Overridable by
validatebtrees SQL property.
Default: 0x1493 (0x0010 added to default in version
An integer set of bit flags for signal/exception control and
information. Applies to Vortex, Texis/database monitor, and most
other Texis programs. Can be overridden in Vortex by the
<trap> directive and
<vxcp trap> statement. Not all
print-info flags supported on all platforms.
- 0x0001: Catch normal signals (SIGTERM etc.; Vortex only)
- 0x0002: Catch "bad" signals (SIGSEGV etc.; Vortex only)
- 0x0004: Dump core after bad signal/exception via *NULL
- 0x0008: Dump core after bad signal/exception via signal
handler return (Cores placed in dir of Vortex or monitor log if
- 0x0010: Print registers at bad signal (Vortex only)
- 0x0020: Print +1KB of stack at bad signal (Vortex only)
- 0x0040: Print +16KB of stack at bad signal (Vortex only)
- 0x0080: Print location (human-readable context) for bad signals
- 0x0100: Ignore SIGHUP (Vortex only)
- 0x0200: Treat timeout as bad signal (Vortex only)
- 0x0400: Print info of signalling PID (PID and command line)
- 0x0800: Print info of signalling PID and PPID (if 0x0400
set too, info for all ancestors printed)
- 0x1000: Print backtrace at bad signal
Added in version 7.06.1472335000 20160827.
- Unneeded REX Escape Warning
Whether to issue REX: Unneeded escape sequence ...
warnings when a REX expression uses certain unneeded escapes. An
unneeded escape is when a character is escaped that has no special
meaning in the current context in REX, either alone or escaped.
Such escapes are interpreted as just the literal character alone
(respect-case); e.g \w has no special meaning in REX, and
is taken as w.
While such escapes have no meaning currently, some may take on a
specific new meaning in a future Texis release, if REX syntax is
expanded. Thus using them in an expression now may unexpectedly
(and silently) result in their behavior changing after a Texis
update; hence the warning message. Expressions using such escapes
should thus have them changed to the unescaped literal character.
If updating the code is not feasible, the warning may be silenced by
setting [Texis] Unneeded REX Escape Warning to no - at
the risk of silent behavior change at an upgrade. Added in version
7.06.1465574000 20160610. Overridden by
unneededrexescapewarning SQL setting
- IN Mode
Initial value for the SQL inmode property
(here). Added in version 7.
- Legacy Version 7 Order By Rank
Default: off in
compatibilityversion 8 and later,
on in version 7 and earlier
If on, an ORDER BY $rank (or $rank-containing
expression) uses legacy version 7 behavior, i.e. typically orders in
numerically descending order, but may change to ascending (and have
other idiosyncrasies) depending on index, expression and
flag use. If off, such ORDER BYs are consistent with others:
numerically ascending unless
DESC flag given (which would be
typical, to maintain descending-numerical-rank order). This setting
can be overridden by the
setting (here). Added
in version 7.06.1508871000 20171024.
Note that this setting may be removed in a future release, as its
enabled behavior is deprecated. Its existence is only to ease
transition of old code when upgrading to Texis version 8, and thus
should only be used temporarily. Old code should be updated to
reflect version 8 default behavior - and this setting removed from
code - soon after upgrading.
- Default Password Hash Method
Default: SHA-512 (effectively DES in version 7 and earlier,
which predate this setting)
Method to use for hashing new passwords, when not specified in the
salt (e.g. when setting Texis or Webinator passwords, or
<pwencrypt> with no salt). Can be one of DES, MD5, SHA-256 or SHA-512. Added in version 8.
Note: For databases created with Texis version 7 or earlier,
non-DES password hashes require upgrading the SYSUSERS table;
this should happen automatically when a version 8+ database monitor
starts (if [Monitor] Upgrade SYSTEM Tables is nonzero, the
default in version 8). Changing the hash method for an existing
password entry also requires explicitly updating the SYSUSERS
entry (e.g. via ALTER USER ... SQL). If the SYSUSERS
upgrade has not been performed, attempting to set a non-DES password
hash will give the warning "SHA-512 password hash would be too
long for current SYSUSERS schema in `...'; using DES instead",
and DES will be used instead. A similar message may be given if
creating a long (over 20 bytes) user name when the upgrade has not
- Default Password Hash Rounds
Number of rounds to perform when hashing new passwords, when not
specified in the salt (e.g. when setting Texis or Webinator
<pwencrypt> with no salt), for SHA algorithms.
Can be 1000 - 999999999. Added in version 8.
See also note for [Monitor] Default Password Hash Method,
- Compatibility Version
(or whatever the running Texis version is)
Sets the Texis compatibility version - the version to attempt to
behave as - to the given string, which is a Texis version of the
form "major[.minor[.release]]", where major is a major
version integer, minor is a minor version integer, and release
is a release integer. Added in version 7.07.1571170000 20191015.
<vxcp compatibilityversion> setting in Vortex for
details. Note that changing this setting may cause Vortex scripts
to need recompilation.
[Texis] settings are specific to Texis Web Script (Vortex).
For details on these Vortex-specific settings,
see the "Configuration Settings" section of the Vortex manual.
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