cookietool - program to operate cookie (fortune) database
cookietool [options] <database>
This manual page documents briefly the cookietool 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 plaintext documentation, see below.
cookietool is a program that should be used to sort, clear and maintain
cookie database in standard fortune(6) format, i.e. list of cookies
delimited with line containing a single percent (’%’) char. cookietool
can now understand another formats and convert cookie database between
A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see
the documentation in /usr/share/doc/cookietool directory
Shows summary of options.
-c case sensitive comparisons.
how fussy about word delimiters? (default: 2)
-b delete cookies that are ’abbreviations’ of another, too.
-p passive, don’t delete anything.
sort cookies; looking after last line only; looking after last
word only; starting after the last <sep>, e.g. ’-s--’; by size.
-a treat ’abbreviations’ as doubles (i.e. delete them from the
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.
force output in a different file format, see -f.
-o overwrite directly without temporary file. CAUTION NEEDED.
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