Commit 03d5544c authored by Andreas Kusalananda Kähäri's avatar Andreas Kusalananda Kähäri
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Add additional info to the documentation.

parent ad75c56f
......@@ -14,6 +14,10 @@ sub usage {
print <<EOT;
Script to populate the meta table with species aliases.
>> The Release Coordinator runs this script <<
>> when all databases have been copied over <<
>> to the staging severs. <<
The script reads the already existing aliases from the
meta table (meta_key 'species.alias') and adds to this
aliases computed from the species name. It also uses the
......@@ -22,9 +26,8 @@ sub usage {
species.ensembl_alias_name as aliases.
If the -n or --dryrun options are *not* specified, the existing
list of aliases is deleted from the meta table and the new list
is inserted. In any case, the list of aliases will be displayed
on the console.
list of aliases is appended with any missing aliases. In any
case, the list of aliases will be displayed on the console.
The database will not be written to if there are no new aliases
to be written to the meta table.
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