cdbsplit - program to operate cookie (fortune) database
cdbsplit [options] <cookie-database> <hitfile>
This manual page documents briefly the cdbsplit command.
This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it
has some plain text documentation, see below.
cdbsplit is a program that can be used to operate cookie database in
various formats, the default is standard fortune(6) format, i.e. list
of ’cookies’ delimited with line containing a single percent (’%’) char
. With ’cdbsplit’ you can split cookie database, or extract parts of it
depending on various criteria.
A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see
the documentation in /usr/share/doc/cookietool directory. NOTE, that
default behaviour is to overwrite existing database with its reduced
version, so the cookies are MOVED to hitfile. The hitfile is never
overwritten, but may be appended to.
Shows summary of options.
-c case-sensitive comparisons (for both keywords and groups)
how fussy about word delimiters? (default: 2)
mandatory keyword (use both of them to form boolean expressions)
minimal cookie length (in lines)
maximal cookie length (in lines)
minimal line width (in chars)
maximal line width (in chars)
start at cookie <min_number>
stop after <max_number> cookie
find groups of cookies starting with <n> matching characters
(database must be sorted for this to make sense!)
-x extract only, don’t modify <cookie-database>
-a append, don’t overwrite <hitfile> if such a filename exists
input file format - -f3: cookies are separated by ’%%’ lines;
-f2: cookies are separated by ’%’ lines (DEFAULT); -f1: each
line is a cookie; -f0: each word is a cookie.
Upstream author and Aminet cookietool.lha package with AmigaOS binaries
uploader is Wilhelm Noeker, <email@example.com>. Unix manpages
(including this one) and makefile are maintained by Miros/law L. Baran
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual page uses many excerpts from the
original README file.
May 19, 2001 COOKIETOOL(6)