manipulate the contents TDB files
' tdbtool 'u tdbtool ' tdbtool 'u tdbtool [ -l] TDBFILE [ COMMANDS ...]
This tool is part of the samba (1) suite .
tdbtool a tool for displaying and altering the contents of Samba TDB (Trivial DataBase) files . Each of the commands listed below can be entered interactively or provided on the command line .
-l This options disables any locking, by passing TDB_NOLOCK to tdb_open_ex() . Only use this for database files which are not used by any other process! And also only if it is otherwise not possible to open the database, e .g . databases which were created with mutex locking .
create TDBFILE Create a new database named TDBFILE .
open TDBFILE Open an existing database named TDBFILE .
erase Erase the current database .
dump Dump the current database as strings .
cdump Dump the current database as connection records .
keys Dump the current database keys as strings .
hexkeys Dump the current database keys as hex values .
info Print summary information about the current database .
insert KEY DATA Insert a record into the current database .
move KEY TDBFILE Move a record from the current database into TDBFILE .
store KEY DATA Store (replace) a record in the current database .
storehex KEY DATA Store (replace) a record in the current database where key and data are in hex format .
show KEY Show a record by key .
delete KEY Delete a record by key .
list Print the current database hash table and free list .
free Print the current database and free list .
! COMMAND Execute the given system command .
first Print the first record in the current database .
next Print the next record in the current database .
check Check the integrity of the current database .
repack Repack a database using a temporary file to remove fragmentation .
quit Exit tdbtool .
The contents of the Samba TDB files are private to the implementation and should not be altered with tdbtool .
This man page is correct for version 3 .6 of the Samba suite .
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew Tridgell . Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed .