DB5.1_PRINTLOG(1) General Commands Manual DB5.1_PRINTLOG(1)
db5.1_printlog - Dumps Berkeley DB log files in a human-readable format
db5.1_printlog [-NrV] [-b start-LSN] [-e stop-LSN] [-h home] [-P pass-
The db5.1_printlog utility is a debugging utility that dumps Berkeley
DB log files in a human-readable format.
-b Display log records starting at log sequence number (LSN) start-
LSN; start-LSN is specified as a file number, followed by a
slash (/) character, followed by an offset number, with no
-e Stop displaying log records at log sequence number (LSN) stop-
LSN; stop-LSN is specified as a file number, followed by a slash
(/) character, followed by an offset number, with no intervening
-h Specify a home directory for the database environment; by
default, the current working directory is used.
-N Do not acquire shared region mutexes while running. Other prob-
lems, such as potentially fatal errors in Berkeley DB, will be
ignored as well. This option is intended only for debugging
errors, and should not be used under any other circumstances.
-P Specify an environment password. Although Berkeley DB utilities
overwrite password strings as soon as possible, be aware there
may be a window of vulnerability on systems where unprivileged
users can see command-line arguments or where utilities are not
able to overwrite the memory containing the command-line argu-
-r Read the log files in reverse order.
-V Write the library version number to the standard output, and
The db5.1_printlog utility uses a Berkeley DB environment (as described
for the -h option, the environment variable DB_HOME, or because the
utility was run in a directory containing a Berkeley DB environment).
In order to avoid environment corruption when using a Berkeley DB envi-
ronment, db5.1_printlog should always be given the chance to detach
from the environment and exit gracefully. To cause db5.1_printlog to
release all environment resources and exit cleanly, send it an inter-
rupt signal (SIGINT).
The db5.1_printlog utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error
If the -h option is not specified and the environment variable
DB_HOME is set, it is used as the path of the database home, as
described in DB_ENV->open.
Sleepycat Software, Inc. This manual page was created based on the HTML
documentation for db_printlog from Sleepycat, by Thijs Kinkhorst
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian system (but may be used by oth-
28 January 2005 DB5.1_PRINTLOG(1)