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cookietool - program to operate cookie (fortune) database

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NAME

cookietool - program to operate cookie (fortune) database

SYNOPSIS

cookietool [options] <database>

DESCRIPTION

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 below.
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.

OPTIONS

A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/cookietool directory
[nothing]
Shows summary of options.
-c
case sensitive comparisons.
-d[0-3]
how fussy about word delimiters? (default: 2)
-b
delete cookies that are 'abbreviations' of another, too.
-p
passive, don't delete anything.
-s[l|w|<sep>|s]
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).
-f[0-3]
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 cookie.
-F[0-3]
force output in a different file format, see -f.
-o
overwrite directly without temporary file. CAUTION NEEDED.

SEE ALSO

cdbdiff(6), cdbsplit(6)

BUGS

None known.

AUTHOR

Upstream author and Aminet cookietool.lha package with AmigaOS binaries uploader is Wilhelm Noeker, <wnoeker@t-online.de>. Unix manpages (including this one) and makefile are maintained by Miros/law L. Baran <baran@debian.org>. This manual page uses many excerpts from the original README file.
May 19, 2001 Debian Sid