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       cdbsplit - program to operate cookie (fortune) database


       cdbsplit [options] <cookie-database> <hitfile>


       This manual page documents briefly the cdbsplit command.

       This  manual  page  was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original
       program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has some plain  text  documentation,  see

       cdbsplit  is a program that can be used to operate cookie database in various formats, the
       default is standard fortune(6)  format,  i.e.   list  of  'cookies'  delimited  with  line
       containing a single percent ('%') char . With 'cdbsplit' you can split cookie database, or
       extract parts of it depending on various criteria.


       A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the  documentation
       in  /usr/share/doc/cookietool  directory.   NOTE,  that  default behaviour is to overwrite
       existing database with its reduced version, so the  cookies  are  MOVED  to  hitfile.  The
       hitfile is never overwritten, but may be appended to.

              Shows summary of options.

       -c     case-sensitive comparisons (for both keywords and groups)

              how fussy about word delimiters? (default: 2)

              optional keyword

              mandatory keyword (use both of them to form boolean expressions)

              minimal cookie length (in lines)

              maximal cookie length (in lines)

              minimal line width (in chars)

              maximal line width (in chars)

              start at cookie <min_number>

              stop after <max_number> cookie

              find  groups  of  cookies  starting  with <n> matching characters (database must be
              sorted for this to make sense!)

       -x     extract only, don't modify <cookie-database>

       -a     append, don't overwrite <hitfile> if such a filename exists

              input file format - -f3: cookies are separated by  '%%'  lines;  -f2:  cookies  are
              separated  by  '%' lines (DEFAULT); -f1: each line is a cookie; -f0: each word is a


       cookietool(6), cdbdiff(6)


       None known.


       Upstream author and Aminet  cookietool.lha  package  with  AmigaOS  binaries  uploader  is
       Wilhelm Noeker, <>. Unix manpages (including this one) and makefile are
       maintained by Miros/law L. Baran <>. This manual page uses  many  excerpts
       from the original README file.

                                           May 19, 2001                             COOKIETOOL(6)