Glossary of termsedit

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alias

A pointer to one or more indices. See Index Aliases in the official Elasticsearch documentation for more information.

bloom

This refers to a Bloom filter cache. A Bloom filter can be used to speed up answers in a key-value storage system. Beginning with version 1.4, Elasticsearch no longer uses a Bloom filter cache for search operations.

command

An operation to perform on one or more indices or snapshots. See Commands.

subcommand

A command which is nested, or comes after, a prior command. See Subcommands.

time-unit

One of hours, days, weeks, or months. When acting on time-series indices, the --time-unit is used for time calculation.

timestring

A Python strftime string to match your index definition. 2014.07.15 would be %Y.%m.%d. See --timestring.