Trac is distributed with a powerful command-line configuration tool. This tool can be used to configure and customize your Trac-installation to better fit your needs.

Some of those operations can also be performed via the Admin web interface, an updated version of the WebAdmin plugin now integrated within Trac (since version 0.11).


You can get a comprehensive list of the available options, commands and sub-commands by invoking trac-admin with the help command:.

trac-admin help

Unless you’re executing the help, about or version sub-commands, you’ll need to specify the path to the TracEnvironment that you want to administer as the first argument, for example:

trac-admin /path/to/projenv wiki list

Interactive Mode

When passing the environment path as the only argument, trac-admin starts in interactive mode. Commands can then be executed on the selected environment using the prompt, which offers tab-completion (on non-Windows environments, and when the Python readline module is available) and automatic repetition of the last command issued.

Once you’re in interactive mode, you can also get help on specific commands or subsets of commands:

For example, to get an explanation of the resync command, run:

> help resync

To get help on all the Wiki-related commands, run:

> help wiki

Full Command Reference

	-- Show documentation
	-- Create and initialize a new environment interactively
	-- Create and initialize a new environment from arguments
	-- Make a hot backup copy of an environment
	-- Re-synchronize trac with the repository
	-- Re-synchronize only the given<rev>
	-- Upgrade database to current version
	-- Extract static resources from Trac and all plugins.
permission list [user]
	-- List permission rules
permission add<user><action> [action] [...]
	-- Add a new permission rule
permission remove<user><action> [action] [...]
	-- Remove permission rule
wiki list
	-- List wiki pages
wiki remove<page>
	-- Remove wiki page
wiki export<page> [file]
	-- Export wiki page to file or stdout
wiki import<page> [file]
	-- Import wiki page from file or stdin
wiki dump<directory>
	-- Export all wiki pages to files named by title
wiki load<directory>
	-- Import all wiki pages from directory
wiki upgrade
	-- Upgrade default wiki pages to current version
ticket remove<number>
	-- Remove ticket
ticket_type list
	-- Show possible ticket types
ticket_type add<value>
	-- Add a ticket type
ticket_type change<value><newvalue>
	-- Change a ticket type
ticket_type remove<value>
	-- Remove a ticket type
ticket_type order<value> up|down
	-- Move a ticket type up or down in the list
priority list
	-- Show possible ticket priorities
priority add<value>
	-- Add a priority value option
priority change<value><newvalue>
	-- Change a priority value
priority remove<value>
	-- Remove priority value
priority order<value> up|down
	-- Move a priority value up or down in the list
severity list
	-- Show possible ticket severities
severity add<value>
	-- Add a severity value option
severity change<value><newvalue>
	-- Change a severity value
severity remove<value>
	-- Remove severity value
severity order<value> up|down
	-- Move a severity value up or down in the list
component list
	-- Show available components
component add<name><owner>
	-- Add a new component
component rename<name><newname>
	-- Rename a component
component remove<name>
	-- Remove/uninstall component
component chown<name><owner>
	-- Change component ownership
version list
	-- Show versions
version add<name> [time]
	-- Add version
version rename<name><newname>
	-- Rename version
version time<name><time>
	-- Set version date (Format: "YYYY-MM-DD", "now" or "")
version remove<name>
	-- Remove version
milestone list
	-- Show milestones
milestone add<name> [due]
	-- Add milestone
milestone rename<name><newname>
	-- Rename milestone
milestone due<name><due>
	-- Set milestone due date (Format: "YYYY-MM-DD", "now" or "")
milestone completed<name><completed>
	-- Set milestone completed date (Format: "YYYY-MM-DD", "now" or "")
milestone remove<name>
	-- Remove milestone
resolution list
	-- Show possible ticket resolutions
resolution add<value>
	-- Add a resolution value option
resolution change<value><newvalue>
	-- Change a resolution value
resolution remove<value>
	-- Remove resolution value
resolution order<value> up|down
	-- Move a resolution value up or down in the list


The initenv also supports an extra --inherit option, which can be used to specify the [inherit] file option at environment creation time so that only the options not already specified in the global configuration file will be written in the conf/trac.ini file of the newly created environment. See TracIni#GlobalConfiguration.

See also: TracGuide, TracBackup, TracPermissions, TracEnvironment, TracIni, TracMigrate?