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NAME

       db4.8_printlog - Dumps Berkeley DB log files in a human-readable format

SYNOPSIS

       db4.8_printlog [-NrV] [-b start-LSN] [-e stop-LSN] [-h home] [-P password]

DESCRIPTION

       The  db4.8_printlog  utility  is a debugging utility that dumps Berkeley DB log files in a
       human-readable format.

OPTIONS

       -b     Display log records starting at log sequence number (LSN) start-LSN;  start-LSN  is
              specified  as  a  file  number,  followed  by a slash (/) character, followed by an
              offset number, with no intervening whitespace.

       -e     Stop displaying log records at log sequence  number  (LSN)  stop-LSN;  stop-LSN  is
              specified  as  a  file  number,  followed  by a slash (/) character, followed by an
              offset number, with no intervening whitespace.

       -h     Specify a home directory for the database  environment;  by  default,  the  current
              working directory is used.

       -N     Do  not  acquire  shared  region  mutexes  while  running.  Other problems, such as
              potentially fatal errors in Berkeley DB, will be ignored as well.  This  option  is
              intended  only  for  debugging  errors,  and  should  not  be  used under any other
              circumstances.

       -P     Specify an environment password.  Although Berkeley DB utilities overwrite password
              strings  as  soon  as  possible, be aware there may be a window of vulnerability on
              systems where unprivileged users can see command-line arguments or where  utilities
              are not able to overwrite the memory containing the command-line arguments.

       -r     Read the log files in reverse order.

       -V     Write the library version number to the standard output, and exit.

       The db4.8_printlog utility uses a Berkeley DB environment (as described for the -h option,
       the environment variable DB_HOME, or because the utility was run in a directory containing
       a  Berkeley  DB  environment).   In  order  to  avoid  environment corruption when using a
       Berkeley DB environment, db4.8_printlog should always be given the chance to  detach  from
       the  environment  and exit gracefully.  To cause db4.8_printlog to release all environment
       resources and exit cleanly, send it an interrupt signal (SIGINT).

       The db4.8_printlog utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

ENVIRONMENT

       DB_HOME
              If the -h option is not specified and the environment variable DB_HOME is  set,  it
              is used as the path of the database home, as described in DB_ENV->open.

AUTHORS

       Sleepycat  Software, Inc. This manual page was created based on the HTML documentation for
       db_printlog from Sleepycat, by  Thijs  Kinkhorst  <thijs@kinkhorst.com>,  for  the  Debian
       system (but may be used by others).

                                         28 January 2005                        DB4.8_PRINTLOG(1)