makedbm [-b] [-l] [-s] [-E] [-i yp_input_file] [-o yp_output_name] [-d yp_domain_name] [-m yp_master_name] [-S delimiter] [-D number_of_delimiters] infile outfile
makedbm [-u dbmfilename]
The makedbm utility takes the infile and converts it to a pair of files in ndbm format (see ndbm(3C)), namely outfile.pag and outfile.dir. Each line of the input file is converted to a single dbm record. All characters up to the first TAB or SPACE form the key, and the rest of the line is the data. If a line ends with `\' (backslash), the data for that record is continued on to the next line. makedbm does not treat `#' (pound-sign) as a special character.
Because makedbm is mainly used in generating dbm files for the NIS name service, it generates a special entry with the key yp_last_modified, which is the date of infile (or the current time, if infile is `−'). The entries that have keys with the prefix yp_ are interpreted by NIS server utilities.
The following options are supported:
-D number_of delimiters
The following operands are supported:
|August 17, 1999||OmniOS|