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       gnunet-directory  -  display  directories  and  show or delete lists of
       encountered file identifiers


       gnunet-directory [OPTIONS] FILENAMES


       gnunet-directory lists the contents of a GNUnet directory.  It also can
       be  used  to  manipulate  the file identifier database which is used by
       GNUnet for building directories.

       gnunet-directory  will  always  list  the  contents   of   the   GNUnet
       directories that are passed as filenames.

       Manipulating the file identifier database is done by passing additional
       options to gnunet-directory.  Note that  by  default  GNUnet  does  not
       build the file identifier database and the database will thus always be
       empty.  You need to run gnunet-directory with the -  option  to  enable
       tracking  of  file  identifiers.   The  reason  is  that  storing  file
       identifiers in plaintext in the database can compromise your privacy if
       your machine should fall under the control of an adversary.

       -c FILENAME, --config=FILENAME
              use config file (defaults: ~/.gnunet/gnunet.conf)

       -h, --help
              print help page

       -k, --kill
              delete  all  entries  from the file identifier database and stop
              tracking file identifiers

       -l, --list
              display entries from the file identifier database

       -L LOGLEVEL, --loglevel=LOGLEVEL
              Change the loglevel.  Possible values for LOGLEVEL are  NOTHING,
              FATAL,  ERROR,  WARNING,  INFO,  STATUS  and  DEBUG.   Note that
              options in the configuration  file  take  precedence  over  this
              option (the argument will be ignored in that case).

       -t, --track
              start tracking file identifiers

       -v, --version
              print the version number

       -V, --verbose
              be verbose; prints progress information


       The  options  are  evaluated  in  the  order  -l, -k and then -t.  Thus
       specifying -klt will first  list  all  identifiers  that  were  in  the
       database  previously,  then  delete  all  of those identifiers from the
       database and then continue (or  start  to)  collect  identifiers.   The
       order  in  which  the  options are specified on the command line is not

       A GNUnet directory is a file containing a list of GNUnet URIs and  meta
       data.   The  keys  can  point  to  files, other directories or files in
       namespaces.  In other words, a GNUnet  directory  is  similar  to  UNIX
       directories.   The  difference  to tar and zip is that GNUnet directory
       does not contain the actual files, just symbolic  (links),  similar  to
       directories  with  symbolic  links in UNIX filesystems.  The benefit is
       that the individual files can be retrieved separately (if desired)  and
       if  some of the files are inserted to another node in GNUnet, this just
       increases their availability but does not  produce  useless  duplicates
       (for  example,  it is a better idea to publish a collection of pictures
       or  compressed  sound  files  using  a  GNUnet  directory  instead   of
       processing  them with archivers such as tar or zip first).  Directories
       can contain arbitrary meta data for each file.

       At  the  moment,  directories  can  be  created   by   gnunet-gtk   and
       gnunet-insert.   They  can  point  to  content  created  by the user or
       content inserted by others.  Just like ordinary files, a directory  can
       be published in a namespace.

       GNUnet      directories     use     the     (unregistered)     mimetype
       application/gnunet-directory.  They can show  up  among  normal  search
       results.    The   directory   file   can   be  downloaded  to  disk  by
       gnunet-download(1) for later processing or be handled more directly  by


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