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perlman:lib:GDBM_Fileby root (Scribe)
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See the current Perl documentation for lib:GDBM_File.
Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:
GDBM_File - Perl5 access to the gdbm library.
use GDBM_File ; tie %hash, 'GDBM_File', $filename, &GDBM_WRCREAT, 0640; # Use the %hash array. untie %hash ;
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.
Gdbm is available from any
GNU archive. The master site is
The available functions and the gdbm/perl interface need to be documented.