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       pdbv - generate a (X)HTML view of the dpkg or rpm database


       pdbv [options]


       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
       included below.

       -d, --dir=/path
              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.

       -f, --force
              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

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.


        dpkg(8), rpm(8).


       Mathieu   Roy   <>,   Paulo   Miguel   Peralta   Ferreira
       <>,  Federico  Montesino  Pouzols <>,
       Arkadiusz   Lipiec   <>,   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)