gdbm_load man page

gdbm_load — re-create a GDBM database from a dump file.


gdbm_load [-Mnr] [-b NUM] [-c NUM] [-m MODE] [-u NAME|UID[:NAME|GID]]
         [--block-size=NUM] [--cache-size=NUM] [--mmap=NUM]
         [--mode=MODE] [--no-meta] [--replace]
         [--user=NAME|UID[:NAME|GID]] FILE [DB_FILE]    

gdbm_load [-Vh] [--help] [--usage] [--version]


Create a gdbm database file DB_FILE from the dump file FILE. If the FILE argument is not supplied, output the created database to the standard error.

If the input file is in ASCII dump format, the mode and ownership of the created database are restored from the information in the dump. This can be overridden using the command line options (see below).


-b, --block-size=NUM

Sets block size.

-c, --cache-size=NUM

Sets cache size.

-M, --mmap

Use memory mapping.

-m, --mode=MODE

Set database file mode (octal number).

-n, --no-meta

Do not attempt to restore database meta-data (mode and ownership).

-r, --replace

If the database exists, replace records in it.

-u, --user=NAME|UID[:NAME|GID]

Set file ownership.

-h, --help

Print a short usage summary.


Print a list of available options.

-V, --version

Print program version

See Also

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

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

 info gdbm

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.

Referenced By

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

December 25, 2013 GDBM User Reference