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GDBM_File

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (3)
Updated: 2001-09-21
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NAME

GDBM_File - Perl5 access to the gdbm library.  

SYNOPSIS

    use GDBM_File ;
    tie %hash, 'GDBM_File', $filename, &GDBM_WRCREAT, 0640;
    # Use the %hash array.
    untie %hash ;

 

DESCRIPTION

GDBM_File is a module which allows Perl programs to make use of the facilities provided by the GNU gdbm library. If you intend to use this module you should really have a copy of the gdbm manualpage at hand.

Most of the libgdbm.a functions are available through the GDBM_File interface.  

AVAILABILITY

gdbm is available from any GNU archive. The master site is "ftp.gnu.org", but you are strongly urged to use one of the many mirrors. You can obtain a list of mirror sites from http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html.  

BUGS

The available functions and the gdbm/perl interface need to be documented.

The GDBM error number and error message interface needs to be added.  

SEE ALSO

perl(1), DB_File(3), perldbmfilter.


 

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