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MAKEDB(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation MAKEDB(1)


makedb - Create simple DB database from textual input.


makedb [ options ] INPUT-FILE OUTPUT-FILE

makedb [ options ] -o OUTPUT-FILE INPUT-FILE

makedb [ options ] -u INPUT-FILE


This program is mainly used to generate database files for the module for the Name Service Switch.


Convert key to lower case.
Write output to file OUTPUT-FILE
Do not print messages while building database.
Print content of database file, one entry a line
-?, --help
Give help message.
Give a short usage message.
Print program version.


makedb was written by Ulrich Drepper for the GNU C Library.

This manpage was written by Ben Collins <> for the Debian GNU/Linux system.

2020-07-14 perl v5.30.3