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DEBCONF-COPYDB(1)			     Debconf				DEBCONF-COPYDB(1)

NAME
       debconf-copydb - copy a debconf database

SYNOPSIS
	debconf-copydb sourcedb destdb [--pattern=pattern] [--owner-pattern=pattern] [--config=Foo:bar]

DESCRIPTION
       debconf-copydb copies items from an existing debconf database into another, possibly new
       database. The two databases may have different formats; if so a conversion will
       automatically be done.

OPTIONS
       sourcedb
	   The name of the source database. Typically it will be defined in your debconf.conf (or
	   .debconfrc) file.

       destdb
	   The name of the destination database. It may be defined in debconf.conf or .debconfrc,
	   or you might define it on the command line (see below).

       -p pattern, --pattern pattern
	   If this is specified, only items in sourcedb whose names match the pattern will be
	   copied.

       --owner-pattern pattern
	   If this is specified, only items in sourcedb whose owners match the pattern will be
	   copied.

       -c foo:bar, --config Foo:bar
	   Set option Foo to bar. This is similar to writing:

	     Foo: bar

	   In debconf.conf, except you probably want to leave off the space on the command line
	   (or quote it: "Foo: bar"). Generally must be used multiple times, to build up a full
	   configuration stanza. While blank lines are used to separate stanzas in debconf.conf,
	   this program will assume that "Name:dbname" denotes the beginning of a new stanza.

EXAMPLES
	 debconf-copydb configdb backup

       Copy all of configdb to backup, assuming you already have the backup database defined in
       debconf.conf.

	 debconf-copydb configdb newdb --pattern='^slrn/' \
	       --config=Name:newdb --config=Driver:File \
	       --config=Filename:newdb.dat

       Copy slrn's data out of configdb, and into newdb. newdb is not defined in the rc file, so
       the --config switches set up the database on the fly.

	 debconf-copydb configdb stdout -c Name:stdout -c Driver:Pipe \
	       -c InFd:none --pattern='^foo/'

       Spit out all the items in the debconf database related to package foo.

	 debconf-copydb configdb pipe --config=Name:pipe \
		       --config=Driver:Pipe --config=InFd:none | \
	       ssh remotehost debconf-copydb pipe configdb \
		       --config=Name:pipe --config=Driver:Pipe

       This uses the special purpose pipe driver to copy a database to a remote system.

SEE ALSO
       debconf.conf(5)

AUTHOR
       Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>

					    2011-06-22				DEBCONF-COPYDB(1)
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