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authorSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2013-05-17 08:38:57 +0000
committerSergey Poznyakoff <gray@gnu.org.ua>2013-05-17 08:38:57 +0000
commitc7f543a57fc4feb9abb8ce97ff857db9f20026c7 (patch)
treec4e2feb455f46bd456ef84d8c40700edc0f8680c /NEWS
parent78c8bbc4157d577c291b289602794ecd1ff24c42 (diff)
Update the docs.
* NEWS: Update. * doc/gdbm.texinfo: Update. * doc/gdbmtool.1: Document the "define" statement. * src/datconv.c: Rename string datatypes to reflect their meaning. (dsprint): Improve output presentation.
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@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2011-11-15
-Copyright (C) 1990-2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+GNU dbm NEWS -- history of user-visible changes. 2013-05-17
+Copyright (C) 1990-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
See the end of file for copying conditions.
Please send gdbm bug reports to <bug-gdbm@gnu.org>.
@@ -9,6 +9,25 @@ Version 1.10.90 (Git)
* Improved dump format.
* New utilities: gdbm_dump and gdbm_load.
+Gdbm_dump create a plain-text dump of the GDBM database. This dump
+can be used to create an exact copy of the database afterward.
+The gdbm_load performs the reverse: given the dump file, it creates a
+GDBM database. Apart from the GDBM dump format, it also understands
+the format generated by Berkeley DB db_dump utility. Thus, an easy
+way to convert a Berkeley DB database to GDBM is:
+ db_dump input.db | gdbm_load output.db
+* gdbmtool
+The gdbmtool utility allows you to examine, modify or create GDBM
+databases. It provides an easy-to-use interactive shell and can
+be used for scripting. One of the unique features of gdbmtool is that
+it allows to define datum structures for key and content parts, similarly
+to the C "struct" declarations, and to input and display such
+structured data.
Version 1.10, 2011-11-13
@@ -199,7 +218,7 @@ Version 0.9
Copyright information:
-Copyright (C) 1990-2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+Copyright (C) 1990-2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Permission is granted to anyone to make or distribute verbatim copies
of this document as received, in any medium, provided that the

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