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md_doc_help_kdb-set(3elektra) Elektra md_doc_help_kdb-set(3elektra)


md_doc_help_kdb-set - kdb-set(1) -- Set the value of a key kdb set <key-name> [<value>]

Where key-name is the path to the key you wish to set the value of (or create) and value is the value you would like to set the key to. If the value argument is not passed, the key will be set to a value of null.


This command allows the user to set the value of an individual key.


To set a key to an empty value, '' should be passed for the value argument.


  • -H, --help: Show the man page.
  • -V, --version: Print version info.
  • -v, --verbose: Explain what is happening.
  • -N, --namespace ns: Specify the namespace to use when writing cascading keys Default: value of /sw/kdb/current/namespace or user.


/sw/kdb/current/namespace: Specifies which default namespace should be used when setting a cascading name. Note, that as root you can set user/sw/kdb/current/namespace to system to get the expected default. (by default the namespace is user)


To set a Key to the value Hello World!: kdb set user/example/key 'Hello World!'

To create a new key with a null value: kdb set user/example/key

To set a key to an empty value: kdb set user/example/key ''


For difference between empty and null values, see elektra-values(7)
Sun May 29 2016 Version 0.8.14