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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     kvm_mkdb - create kernel database

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     kvm_mkdb [-v] [-o directory] [file]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     kvm_mkdb creates a database in /var/db  containing  information about the
     specified  file.   If  no file is specified, /bsd is used by
default.  The
     file is named kvm_filename.db, where filename is the name of
the file
     read.   Various library routines consult this database.  The
only information
 currently stored is the kernel namelist, which is  used
by the
     kvm_nlist(3)  function.  However, in the future the database
may contain
     other static information about the current system.

     The options are as follows:

     -o directory  Allows the specification of a directory  other
than /var/db
                   for the database to be created in.

     -v            Yields slightly more verbose operation.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]


SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]


HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The kvm_mkdb utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      9,      1993
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