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GLOM(1) General Commands Manual GLOM(1)


glom — database designer and user interface




This manual page documents briefly the glom command.

This manual page was written for the Ubuntu distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

With glom you can design table definitions and the relationships between them, plus arrange the fields on the screen. You can edit and search the data in those tables, and specify field values in terms of other fields. It's as easy as it should be.

The design is loosely based on FileMaker Pro, with the added advantage of separation between interface and data. Its simple framework should be enough to implement most database applications. Without Glom these systems normally consist of lots of repetitive, unmaintainable code.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-? --help
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Filename of the glom project to open.
Show the generated SQL queries on stdout, for debugging.
X display to use


This manual page was written by Daniel Holbach for the Ubuntu system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Ubuntu and Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License (version 2) can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.