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gdbm_dump(1)                  GDBM User Reference                 gdbm_dump(1)




NAME

       gdbm_dump - dump a GDBM database to a file


SYNOPSIS

       gdbm_dump [-H FMT] [--format=FMT] DB_FILE [FILE]

       gdbm_dump [-Vh] [--help] [--usage] [--version]


DESCRIPTION

       The  gdbm_dump utility creates a dump of the specified gdbm(3) database
       file.  The name for the output dump file  is  supplied  by  the  second
       argument  (FILE).   If  not  specified, the output goes to the standard
       error.

       The created dump can be given as argument to the  gdbm_load(1)  utility
       in order to re-create an exact copy of the DB_FILE.


OPTIONS

       -H, --format=FMT
              Select dump format.  The value binary (or 0) instructs gdbm_dump
              to produce a binary dump, compatible with earlier gdbm  versions
              (up  to  version  1.9).   The value ascii (or 1) instructs it to
              create an ASCII dump (this is the default).  The latter is  pre-
              ferred  because,  apart  from  the actual data, it also contains
              meta-information which will allow gdbm_load(1)  to  recreate  an
              exact copy of the file.

       -h, --help
              Print a short usage summary.

       --usage
              Print a list of available options.

       -V, --version
              Print program version


SEE ALSO

       gdbm_load(1), gdbmtool(1), gdbm(3).

       For a detailed description of gdbm_dump and other gdbm utilities, refer
       to the GDBM Manual available in Texinfo format.  To access it, run:

         info gdbm



REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-gdbm@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc
       License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
       <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.



GDBM                              May 8, 2013                     gdbm_dump(1)

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