At 16:04 22/06/00, michael.conry at ucd.ie wrote:
>Hopefully someone can enlighten me,
>I am looking at gdbm (just experimenting, using it to store some php gathered
>data), and it works fine through php. I was wondering what programs are there
>to manipulate these files (.db) outside of the php environment. makedb will
>make a db file, but not in gdbm format.
>I realise i could write a c,c++, python or whatever program to manipulate
>these using the gdbm libraries, but if there was a quick utility there for
>experimentation, I would appreciate it.
I think perl, python etc are the only quick utilities for experimentation
in this case. Gdbm is a very simple, key -> value db, there's not a huge
amount you can do except switching on stuff like BTREE indexing of keys. I
think later versions also have transactions too but there is still only 1
data type - string and no query language, very straightforward,
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