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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: fromxml Create a new PortaBase file from the input XML file. frommobiledb Create a new PortaBase file from the input MobileDB file. fromcsv 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 <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). April 16, 2010 PORTABASE(1)