- unstable 0.8.14-5.1
NAME¶kdb-get - Get the value of a key stored in the key database
SYNOPSIS¶kdb get <path>
Where path is the full path to the key.
DESCRIPTION¶This command is used to retrieve the value of a key.
If you enter a path starting with a leading /, then
a cascading lookup will be performed in order to attempt to locate the key.
In this case, using the -v option allows the user to see the full path of the key if it is found.
Note: There is a current limitation where only keys that are
mounted will be considered during a cascading lookup.
A workaround that will lookup all keys is to pass the -a option.
Additionally, a user can use the command kdb ls <same key> to see if an override or a fallback will be considered by the lookup.
- -H, --help
- Show the man page.
- -V, --version
- Print version info.
- -a, --all
- Consider all of the keys.
- -n, --no-newline
- Suppress the newline at the end of the output.
- -v, --verbose
- Explain what is happening. Gives a complete trace of all tried keys.
EXAMPLES¶To get the value of a key:
kdb get user/example/key
To get the value of a key using a cascading lookup:
kdb get /example/key
To get the value of a key without adding a newline to the end of it: kdb get -n /example/key
To explain why a specific key was used (for cascading keys): kdb get -v /example/key
- For more about cascading keys see elektra-cascading(7) elektra-cascading.md
- TO get keys in shell scripts, you also can use kdb-sget(1) kdb-sget.md