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       portabase - an easy-to-use personal database application


       portabase [ -h | --help | <file> ]
       portabase command [ -p password ] [ options ] <fromfile> <tofile>


       PortaBase  (portable  database)  is  a personal database application that is available for
       many platforms, including Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Maemo.

       PortaBase's features include:

       - One data table per file

       - String, Integer, Decimal, Boolean, Note (multi-line text), Date,
         Time, Calculation, Sequence, Image, and Enum column types

       - Add, edit, and delete rows of data

       - Custom data views (subsets of the columns in any order)

       - Filter the displayed rows using sets of conditions

       - Sort the rows by any combination of columns, each in ascending or
         descending order

       - Optional page navigation buttons, with a custom number of rows per page

       - Add, delete, rearrange, and rename columns at any time

       - Specify default values for columns

       - View summary statistics for columns (total, average, min, max, etc.)

       - Import data from CSV, XML, and MobileDB files

       - Export data to CSV, HTML, and XML files

       - Command-line format conversions (to and from XML, from MobileDB, to HTML)

       - Print the data grid with view, sorting, and filter applied

       - Fullscreen mode option

       - Optional data file encryption

       - Unicode support

       - Pick any available font to use throughout the application


       PortaBase uses the following commands to indicate a command-line file conversion:

              Create a new PortaBase file from the input XML file.

              Create a new PortaBase file from the input MobileDB file.

              Add rows to an existing PortaBase file from the input CSV file.

       toxml  Create a new XML file from the input PortaBase file.

       tocsv  Create a new CSV file from the input PortaBase file.

       tohtml Create a new HTML file from the input PortaBase file.

       If an encrypted PortaBase file is to be read or created, the following option can be  used
       immediately after the command:

       -p <password>
              Open or create the encrypted PortaBase file using the given password

       The toxml, tocsv, and tohtml commands accept the following options:

       -v <view>
              Apply the named view before exporting.

       -s <sorting>
              Apply the named sorting before exporting.

       -f <filter>
              Apply the named filter before exporting.

       The fromcsv command supports one option:

       -e <encoding>
              Specifies  the  text  encoding  of  the  imported  CSV file; options are UTF-8 (the
              default) and Latin-1.


       PortaBase accepts the following options:

       -h, --help
              Display usage instructions.


       $HOME/.qt/portabaserc - user-specific settings.   Stores  information  on  font,  checkbox
       editing, delete confirmations, etc.


       This  manual  page  was  written  by Jeremy Bowman <>, for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          April 16, 2010                             PORTABASE(1)