tdbtool - manipulate the contents TDB files



   tdbtool [-l] TDBFILE [COMMANDS...]


   This tool is part of the samba(1) suite.

   tdbtool a tool for displaying and altering the contents of Samba TDB
   (Trivial DataBase) files. Each of the commands listed below can be
   entered interactively or provided on the command line.


       This options disables any locking, by passing TDB_NOLOCK to
       tdb_open_ex(). Only use this for database files which are not used
       by any other process! And also only if it is otherwise not possible
       to open the database, e.g. databases which were created with mutex


   create TDBFILE
       Create a new database named TDBFILE.

   open TDBFILE
       Open an existing database named TDBFILE.

       Erase the current database.

       Dump the current database as strings.

       Dump the current database as connection records.

       Dump the current database keys as strings.

       Dump the current database keys as hex values.

       Print summary information about the current database.

   insert KEY DATA
       Insert a record into the current database.

       Move a record from the current database into TDBFILE.

   store KEY DATA
       Store (replace) a record in the current database.

   show KEY
       Show a record by key.

   delete KEY
       Delete a record by key.

       Print the current database hash table and free list.

       Print the current database and free list.

       Execute the given system command.

       Print the first record in the current database.

       Print the next record in the current database.

       Check the integrity of the current database.

       Repack a database using a temporary file to remove fragmentation.

       Exit tdbtool.


   The contents of the Samba TDB files are private to the implementation
   and should not be altered with tdbtool.


   This man page is correct for version 3.6 of the Samba suite.


   The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
   Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
   Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.


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