flamerobin - management and data manipulation tool for the Firebird DBMS
flamerobin [-h directory | --home=directory] [-uh directory |
flamerobin is a graphical frontend to the Firebird DBMS. It is small and
simple, yet offers all the basic features needed to create and manipulate
databases, execute queries and perform administrative tasks.
This manual page only documents the run-time options and environment of
flamerobin. Information about using the GUI may be obtained by selecting
the Help -> Manual menu item once the application is running.
flamerobin uses two directory hierarchies for its normal operation. The
data directory contains the templates for property pages, the default
configuration and the on-line documentation grouped into three sub-
directories as follows:
conf-defs default configuration
docs on-line documentation
html-templates templates for property pages
The user home directory contains the per-user configuration, comprising
fr_databases.conf this file stores the user’s registered databases.
fr_settings.conf this file stores the user’s preferences related to the
history this directory holds the SQL statement history, one
item per file.
flamerobin accepts several options, which are described as follows:
Use directory as the data directory (but see ENVIRONMENT below).
Use directory as the user home directory (but see ENVIRONMENT and
Specifies an alternate location for the flamerobin data
If both -h (or --home) and this environment variable are set, the
command line argument takes precedence.
Specifies an alternate location for the flamerobin user home
If both -uh (or --user-home) and this environment variable are
set, the command line argument takes precedence.
The default flamerobin data directory.
The default flamerobin user home directory.
flamerobin was written by The FlameRobin Development Team
flamerobin only writes files under the user home directory. If
flamerobin is configured so that this directory and the files contained
therein are shared among several users or concurrent instances of
flamerobin, no precaution is taken to avoid overwriting settings created
by other users or other application instances.
The specification of the data directory and the user home directory
(regardless of whether they occur in the environment or on the command
line) may be the literal string “$app” which translates to a common data
folder determined at compilation time, or “$user” which translates to the
user local data directory. These options currently have effect only on