A freely distributable version of dbm, written by Philip A. Nelson for the Free Software Foundation.

GDBM - GNU DBM file library - is a nice library if you need to store a hash into a file in Perl (or in C). This is how to use it in Perl:

use GDBM_File;

tie %hash, 'GDBM_File', $filename, &GDBM_WRCREAT, 0640;

# ...

untie %hash;

The tie command associates a hash with the GDBM file, untie command disassociates it. As a result, hash values are stored to the gdbm file.

There's one thing to note: in Perl, the strings used as gdbm keys aren't null-terminated; in C, they are. You need to be careful in that case.

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