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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/local/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 time.

       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 specified.

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

       -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

   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 utilitMarch 4, 2006                      ADPLUGDB(1)