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       db4.8_verify -  Verifies the structure databases


       db4.8_verify [-NoqV] [-h home] [-P password] file ...


       The  db4.8_verify  utility  verifies the structure of one or more files
       and the databases they contain.


       -h     Specify a  home  directory  for  the  database  environment;  by
              default, the current working directory is used.

       -o     Skip  the database checks for btree and duplicate sort order and
              for hashing.

              If the file being verified contains databases  with  non-default
              comparison  or  hashing configurations, calling the db4.8_verify
              utility without the -o flag will usually return failure.  The -o
              flag  causes  db4.8_verify  to  ignore  database  sort  or  hash
              ordering and allows db4.8_verify to be used on these files.   To
              fully  verify  these  files,  verify  them  explicitly using the
              DB->verify method, after configuring the correct  comparison  or
              hashing functions.

       -N     Do  not  acquire  shared  region  mutexes  while running.  Other
              problems, such as potentially fatal errors in Berkeley DB,  will
              be  ignored as well.  This option is intended only for debugging
              errors, and should not be used under any other circumstances.

       -P     Specify an environment password.  Although Berkeley DB utilities
              overwrite  password  strings as soon as possible, be aware there
              may be a window of vulnerability on systems  where  unprivileged
              users  can see command-line arguments or where utilities are not
              able  to  overwrite  the  memory  containing  the   command-line

       -q     Suppress  the  printing  of  any error descriptions, simply exit
              success or failure.

       -V     Write the library version number to  the  standard  output,  and

       The db4.8_verify utility does not perform any locking, even in Berkeley
       DB environments that are configured with a locking subsystem.  As such,
       it  should only be used on files that are not being modified by another
       thread of control.

       The db4.8_verify utility may be used with a Berkeley DB environment (as
       described  for  the  -h  option,  the  environment variable DB_HOME, or
       because the utility was run in a directory  containing  a  Berkeley  DB
       environment).   In  order  to avoid environment corruption when using a
       Berkeley DB environment, db4.8_verify should always be given the chance
       to   detach  from  the  environment  and  exit  gracefully.   To  cause
       db4.8_verify to release all environment  resources  and  exit  cleanly,
       send it an interrupt signal (SIGINT).

       The db4.8_verify utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.


              If the -h option is not specified and the  environment  variable
              DB_HOME  is set, it is used as the path of the database home, as
              described in DB_ENV->open.


       Sleepycat Software, Inc. This manual page was created based on the HTML
       documentation   for   db_verify  from  Sleepycat,  by  Thijs  Kinkhorst
       <>, for the  Debian  system  (but  may  be  used  by

                                28 January 2005