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pdbv - generate a (X)HTML view of the dpkg or rpm database
This manual page documents the pdbv command. The program generates a
navigable view of the dpkg or rpm database of the system it is invoked
on. The resulting (X)HTML output can be viewed with a browser.
It starts to look for a file named /etc/pdbv/pdbvrc then for files
named $HOME/.pdbvrc and $HOME/.pdbvrc2. Finally it uses command line
The programs follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is
Output directory. A directory called pdbv will be created in
Generate XHTML output (default).
Type of listing : basic, group (by section/group), date, all.
(this option applies to xhtml/html output) (missing in pdbv
Run faster but generate a less polished output. For instance,
links will not be created from urls and emails. You should not
use this option unless pdbv take more than a minute to run.
Update all entries, even if they seem up-to-date.
Print out debug messages, use warnings.
Run only if the cron delay specified on the command line is
equal to the cron delay specified in the configuration file.
This option is used in /etc/cron.d/pdbv
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Mathieu Roy <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paulo Miguel Peralta Ferreira
<email@example.com>, Federico Montesino Pouzols <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Arkadiusz Lipiec <A.Lipiec@elka.pw.edu.pl>, Florian M. Weps
This manual page was written by Florian M. Weps, for the Debian
GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
November 06, 2004 PDBV(8)