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authorSergey Poznyakoff <>2011-08-10 07:01:39 (GMT)
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@@ -145,6 +145,7 @@ Other topics:
* Variables:: Two useful variables.
* Compatibility:: Compatibility with UNIX dbm and ndbm.
* Bugs:: Problems and bugs.
+* Resources:: Additional resources,
* GNU Free Documentation License:: Document license.
* Index:: Index
@@ -766,13 +767,14 @@ to an integer holding the desired cache size.
-@emph{This option is now obsolete and has no effect. The following
-description reflects its historical usage:}
+Enable or disable the @dfn{fast writes mode}, i.e. writes without
+subsequent synchronization. The @var{value} should point
+to an integer: @samp{TRUE} to enable fast mode, and @samp{FALSE} to
+disable it.
-Enable or disable the fast mode. This allows fast mode to be toggled
-on an already open and active database. The @var{value} should point
-to an integer: @samp{TRUE} to enable fast mode, and @samp{FALSE} to disable
+This option is retained for compatibility with previous versions of
+@code{gdbm}. Its effect is the reverse of @code{GDBM_SYNCMODE}
+(see below).
@@ -781,6 +783,10 @@ setting defaults to off. The @var{value} should point
to an integer: @samp{TRUE} to turn synchronization on, and @samp{FALSE} to
turn it off.
+Note, that this option is a reverse of @code{GDBM_FASTMODE},
+i.e. calling @code{GDBM_SYNCMODE} with @samp{TRUE} has the same effect
+as calling @code{GDBM_FASTMODE} with @samp{FALSE}.
@emph{NOTICE: This feature is still under study.}
@@ -1654,6 +1660,29 @@ You may contact the authors and maintainers by e-mail:
@email{}, @email{}, @email{}
@end example
+@node Resources
+@chapter Additional resources
+For the latest updates and pointers to additional resources, visit
+In particular, a copy of @code{gdbm} documentation in various formats
+is available online at @uref{}.
+Latest versions of @code{gdbm} can be downloaded from anonymous FTP:
+@uref{}, or via HTTP from
+@uref{}, or from any
+@uref{,,GNU mirror} worldwide.
+@end ifhtml
+GNU mirror worldwide. See @uref{},
+for a list of mirrors.
+@end ifnothtml
+To track @code{gdbm} development, visit
@node GNU Free Documentation License
@appendix GNU Free Documentation License

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