Is there a specific flag I can place in bitcoin.conf to reindex the chainstate (not command line)?

Ie: reindex=1 does a full reindex is there a flag like reindex-chainstate=1 or similar?

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Yes. All command line options can be specified in the bitcoin.conf file using the same name without the leading dash (-). For -reindex-chainstate, you add reindex-chainstate=1 to your bitcoin.conf.

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    Though, you really shouldn't. It's something you should only pass once. If you put it in your bitcoin.conf, it'll start over with reindexing every time you restart. Jun 15, 2021 at 23:28

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