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GNU dbm
Replacement for the 'dbm' and 'ndbm' libraries

GNU dbm is a set of database routines that use extendible hashing and works similar to the standard UNIX dbm routines. The library provides also an optional compatibility layer for UNIX-like dbm and ndbm calls.


User manual included in doc/ subdirectory. A copy of GDBM documentation in various formats is available online at

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version 1.11 (stable)
released on 25 December 2013

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Related Projects

  • GLST


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License:GPLv3genium26 December 2013

Leaders and contributors

Sergey Poznyakoff Maintainer
Philip A. Nelson Maintainer
Jason Downs Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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