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       adplugdb - AdPlug database maintenance utility

       adplugdb [OPTION]... COMMAND [ARGUMENT]...

       adplugdb maintains database files in AdPlug database format. It can
       add, list and remove records within a central database, or merge a set
       of databases together into one single database.

       adplugdb always operates on a central database file. The location of
       this database file is determined by first checking if the user has a
       home directory. If a home directory is present, the database file will
       be located in ~/.adplug/adplug.db. If a home directory is not present,
       a database file adplug.db will be looked for in the current working

       A system-wide database file can be used instead, by specifying the -s
       commandline option. The system-wide database file is located in
       /usr/com/adplug/adplug.db and may only be manipulated as the superuser.
       An arbitrary database file might be used as well, by specifying the -d
       commandline parameter. Only one database file may be manipulated at a

       adplugdb returns with a successful exit status (0 on most systems) on
       successful operation. An unsuccessful exit status (1 on most systems)
       is returned otherwise.

       Commands control the main operation mode of adplugdb. Commands can have
       a number of arguments. Only one command may be specified at a time.

       add    This command takes a list of filenames, separated by spaces, as
              arguments. Each file is examined and a record is added to the
              database if the file is supported by AdPlug. By default, the
              record will be of type Plain, unless the -t commandline option
              is specified (see below). The default comment entry is the
              specified filename. If a record for a file is already in the
              database, it will be replaced by the new record.

       list   This command takes an optional list of filenames or keys,
              separated by spaces, as arguments. Each file is examined and the
              corresponding record is looked up from the database and
              displayed on stdout, in a human-readable form. If no arguments
              are given, all records from the database are displayed.

       remove This command takes a list of filenames or keys, separated by
              spaces, as arguments. Each file is examined and the
              corresponding record is removed from the database.

       merge  This command takes a list of database filenames, separated by
              spaces, as arguments. Each database file is loaded and the
              contents are merged and written to the central database file.
              The database files are processed in the order they are specified
              on the commandline. Records from databases that were specified
              earlier take precedence over records from databases that were
              specified later. Records from the central database take
              precedence over all other records. This means that only
              additional records from the other databases will be added to the
              central database and if a record is found that is not already in
              the central database, the version from the earliest specified
              database that contains this record will be taken. In no way will
              records ever be overwritten in the central database.

       The order of the option commandline parameters is not important.

   Database options:
       -d <file>
              Specify an arbitrary file to use as the central database.

       -s     Use the system-wide database file as the central database. This
              option is only present if adplugdb was compiled with system-wide
              database file support.

       -t <type>
              Specify a record type to be used as the type for all newly added
              records. Each record needs a special type to be useful to
              AdPlug's players. The commandline help, displayed using the -h
              commandline option, presents a list of types that may be

       -c     Prompt for record comment. If this option is given, the user
              will be prompted and asked for each newly added record's

       -k     Specify keys instead of filenames. If this option is given, all
              command arguments that normally are filenames are expected to be
              record keys instead. Each record in the database has a unique
              identifying key, generated from the corresponding file's
              contents. To manipulate a record entry, you either must have the
              exact same file and specify its name, or you specify the
              record's key, using this option. Keys are specified the same way
              they are displayed using the list command, as CRC16:CRC32 value
              in hexadecimal format.

   Generic options:
       -q, --quiet
              Be more quiet.

       -v, --verbose
              Be more verbose.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of commandline commands, arguments and options.

       -V, --version
              Show version and author information of the program.

       Simon Peter <>

AdPlug database maintenance utiliMarch24, 2006                     ADPLUGDB(1)