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Answer: Why does dbmopen create two files?

by belg4mit (Prior)
on Dec 18, 2006 at 11:43 UTC ( #590413=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > database programming > Why does dbmopen create two files? - Answer contributed by belg4mit

One contains the actual data ("page") table, the other is an index ("directory").

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