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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       debconf-copydb - copy a debconf db

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

	debconf-copydb sourcedb destdb [--pattern=pattern] [--config=Foo:bar]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       debconf-copydb copies items from an existing debconf database into
       another, possibly new database. The two databases may have different
       formats; if so a conversion will automatically be done.

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       sourcedb
	   The name of the source database. Typically it will be defined in
	   your debconf.conf (or .debconfrc) file.

       destdb
	   The name of the destination database. It may be defined in debconf.conf
 or .debconfrc, or you might define it on the command line
	   (see below).

       -p pattern, --pattern pattern
	   If this is specified, only items in sourcedb whose names match the
	   pattern will be copied.

       -c foo:bar, --config Foo:bar
	   Set option Foo to bar. This is similar to writing:

	     Foo: bar

	   In debconf.conf, except you probably want to leave off the space on
	   the command line (or quote it: "Foo: bar"). Generally must be used
	   multiple times, to build up a full configuration stanza. While
	   blank lines are used to seperate stanzas in debconf.conf, this program
 will assume that "Name:dbname" denotes the beginning of a new
	   stanza.

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

	 debconf-copydb configdb backup

       Copy all of configdb to backup, assuming you already have the backup
       database defined in debconf.conf.

	 debconf-copydb configdb newdb --pattern='^slrn/' \
	       --config=Name:newdb --config=Driver:File \
	       --config=Filename:newdb.dat

       Copy slrn's data out of configdb, and into newdb. newdb is not defined
       in the rc file, so the --config switches set up the database on the
       fly.

	 debconf-copydb configdb stdout -c Name:stdout -c Driver:Pipe \
	       -c InFd:none --pattern='^foo/'

       Spit out all the items in the debconf datapase related to package foo.

	 debconf-copydb configdb pipe --config=Name:pipe \
		       --config=Driver:Pipe --config=InFd:none | \
	       ssh remotehost debconf-copydb pipe configdb \
		       --config=Name:pipe --config=Driver:Pipe

       This uses the special purpose pipe driver to copy a database to a
       remote system.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

      
      
       debconf.conf(5)

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>



3rd Berkeley Distribution	  2001-10-12		     DEBCONF-COPYDB(1)
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