Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Updated: November 06, 2004Local indexUp
pdbv - generate a (X)HTML view of the dpkg or rpm database
This manual page documents the
The program generates a navigable view of the dpkg or rpm database
of the system it is invoked on. The resulting (X)HTML output can be
viewed with a browser.
It starts to look for a file
then for files named
Finally it uses command line arguments.
The programs follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (`-').
A summary of options is included below.
Output directory. A directory called pdbv will be created in there.
Generate XHTML output (default).
Type of listing : basic, group (by section/group), date, all.
(this option applies to xhtml/html output)
(missing in pdbv 2.0.x)
Run faster but generate a less polished output. For instance, links
will not be created from urls and emails. You should not use this
option unless pdbv take more than a minute to run.
Update all entries, even if they seem up-to-date.
Print out debug messages, use warnings.
Run only if the cron delay specified on the command line is
equal to the cron delay specified in the configuration file. This
option is used in /etc/cron.d/pdbv