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       hvmgr - administration utility for QDBM Hovel


       hvmgr create [-qdbm bnum dnum ] [-s] name
       hvmgr store [-qdbm] [-kx] [-vx|-vf] [-insert] name key val
       hvmgr delete [-qdbm] [-kx] name key
       hvmgr fetch [-qdbm] [-kx] [-ox] [-n] name key
       hvmgr list [-qdbm] [-ox] name
       hvmgr optimize [-qdbm] name


       This manual page documents briefly the hvmgr commands.

       hvmgr  is  a  utility  for  debugging  Hovel  and  its applications. It
       features editing and checking  of  a  database.  It  can  be  used  for
       database  applications  with shell scripts. This command is used in the
       above format.  name specifies a database name. key specifies the key of
       a record. val specifies the value of a record.


       A  summary  of  options is included below.  For a complete description,
       see the file:///usr/share/doc/qdbm-doc/spex.html#hovelcli.

       -qdbm [bnum dnum]
              use ‘gdbm_open2’ to open the database. bnum specifies the number
              of  the  elements of the bucket array. dnum specifies the number
              of division of the database.

       -s     make the file sparse.

       -kx    treat key as a binary expression of hexadecimal notation.

       -vx    treat val as a binary expression of hexadecimal notation.

       -vf    read the value from a file specified with val.

              specify the storing mode for ‘GDBM_INSERT’.

       -ox    treat the output as a binary expression of hexadecimal notation.

       -n     do not output the trailing newline.


       qdbm(3), hovel(3).


       QDBM was written by Mikio Hirabayashi <>.

       This manual page was written by Fumitoshi UKAI <>, for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).