Command Line Building

It is possible to create and build collections directly from the command line. This page provides the basic information on building Greenstone collections on the command line. The full instructions are provided for Windows users. If you are on a MacOS/Linux, the steps are the same, but some of the commands themselves are slightly different. These differences are listed in the MacOSX/Linux section.

This page goes through the complete steps for creating a new collection and building it on the command line. However, in some cases you may like to create a collection using the Librarian Interface and just rebuild it on the command line. In this case, you'll need to open the terminal, set up the environment, and then go straight to the building step for your existing collection.