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       md_doc_help_kdb-getkdb-get(1) -- Get the value of a key stored in the key database
        - kdb get <path>

       Where path is the full path to the key.

       This command is used to retrieve the value of a key.

       If you enter a path starting with a leading /, then a cascading lookup will be performed
       in order to attempt to locate the key. In this case, using the -v option allows the user
       to see the full path of the key if it is found.

       Note: There is a current limitation where only keys that are mounted will be considered
       during a cascading lookup. A workaround that will lookup all keys is to pass the -a
       option. Additionally, a user can use the command kdb ls <same key> to see if an override
       or a fallback will be considered by the lookup.

       · -H, --help: Show the man page.

       · -V, --version: Print version info.

       · -a, --all: Consider all of the keys.

       · -n, --no-newline: Suppress the newline at the end of the output.

       · -v, --verbose: Explain what is happening. Gives a complete trace of all tried keys.

       To get the value of a key: kdb get user/example/key

       To get the value of a key using a cascading lookup: kdb get /example/key

       To get the value of a key without adding a newline to the end of it: kdb get -n

       To explain why a specific key was used (for cascading keys): kdb get -v /example/key

       · For more about cascading keys see elektra-cascading(7)

       · TO get keys in shell scripts, you also can use kdb-sget(1)