adplugdb - AdPlug database maintenance utility
adplugdb [OPTION]... COMMAND [ARGUMENT]...
adplugdb maintains database files in AdPlug database format. It can
add, list and remove records within a central database, or merge a set
of databases together into one single database.
adplugdb always operates on a central database file. The location of
this database file is determined by first checking if the user has a
home directory. If a home directory is present, the database file will
be located in ~/.adplug/adplug.db. If a home directory is not present,
a database file adplug.db will be looked for in the current working
A system-wide database file can be used instead, by specifying the -s
commandline option. The system-wide database file is located in
/usr/com/adplug/adplug.db and may only be manipulated as the superuser.
An arbitrary database file might be used as well, by specifying the -d
commandline parameter. Only one database file may be manipulated at a
adplugdb returns with a successful exit status (0 on most systems) on
successful operation. An unsuccessful exit status (1 on most systems)
is returned otherwise.
Commands control the main operation mode of adplugdb. Commands can have
a number of arguments. Only one command may be specified at a time.
add This command takes a list of filenames, separated by spaces, as
arguments. Each file is examined and a record is added to the
database if the file is supported by AdPlug. By default, the
record will be of type Plain, unless the -t commandline option
is specified (see below). The default comment entry is the
specified filename. If a record for a file is already in the
database, it will be replaced by the new record.
list This command takes an optional list of filenames or keys,
separated by spaces, as arguments. Each file is examined and the
corresponding record is looked up from the database and
displayed on stdout, in a human-readable form. If no arguments
are given, all records from the database are displayed.
remove This command takes a list of filenames or keys, separated by
spaces, as arguments. Each file is examined and the
corresponding record is removed from the database.
merge This command takes a list of database filenames, separated by
spaces, as arguments. Each database file is loaded and the
contents are merged and written to the central database file.
The database files are processed in the order they are specified
on the commandline. Records from databases that were specified
earlier take precedence over records from databases that were
specified later. Records from the central database take
precedence over all other records. This means that only
additional records from the other databases will be added to the
central database and if a record is found that is not already in
the central database, the version from the earliest specified
database that contains this record will be taken. In no way will
records ever be overwritten in the central database.
The order of the option commandline parameters is not important.
Specify an arbitrary file to use as the central database.
-s Use the system-wide database file as the central database. This
option is only present if adplugdb was compiled with system-wide
database file support.
Specify a record type to be used as the type for all newly added
records. Each record needs a special type to be useful to
AdPlug’s players. The commandline help, displayed using the -h
commandline option, presents a list of types that may be
-c Prompt for record comment. If this option is given, the user
will be prompted and asked for each newly added record’s
-k Specify keys instead of filenames. If this option is given, all
command arguments that normally are filenames are expected to be
record keys instead. Each record in the database has a unique
identifying key, generated from the corresponding file’s
contents. To manipulate a record entry, you either must have the
exact same file and specify its name, or you specify the
record’s key, using this option. Keys are specified the same way
they are displayed using the list command, as CRC16:CRC32 value
in hexadecimal format.
Be more quiet.
Be more verbose.
Show summary of commandline commands, arguments and options.
Show version and author information of the program.
Simon Peter <email@example.com>
AdPlug database maintenance utiliMarch04, 2006