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       cookietool - program to operate cookie (fortune) database


       cookietool [options] <database>


       This manual page documents briefly the cookietool 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  plaintext  documentation,  see

       cookietool is a program that should be used to sort, clear and maintain cookie database in
       standard fortune(6) format, i.e. list of cookies delimited with line containing  a  single
       percent  ('%')  char.  cookietool  can  now  understand another formats and convert cookie
       database between them.


       A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the  documentation
       in /usr/share/doc/cookietool directory

              Shows summary of options.

       -c     case sensitive comparisons.

              how fussy about word delimiters? (default: 2)

       -b     delete cookies that are 'abbreviations' of another, too.

       -p     passive, don't delete anything.

              sort  cookies; looking after last line only; looking after last word only; starting
              after the last <sep>, e.g. '-s--'; by size.

       -a     treat 'abbreviations' as doubles (i.e. delete them from the database, too).

              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

              force output in a different file format, see -f.

       -o     overwrite directly without temporary file. CAUTION NEEDED.


       cdbdiff(6), cdbsplit(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)