create kernel database
creates a database in
containing information about the
specified file. If no file is specified, /bsd
used by default. The file is named
is the name of the file read.
Various library routines consult this database. The only information currently
stored is the kernel namelist, which is used by the
However, in the future the database may contain other static information about
the current system.
The options are as follows:
- Allows the specification of a
directory other than
/var/db for the database to be created
- Yields slightly more verbose operation.
utility first appeared in