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Program to operate cookie (fortune) database.

May 19, 2001
COOKIETOOL(6)                              Games Manual                             COOKIETOOL(6)


cookietool - program to operate cookie (fortune) database


cookietool [options] <database>


This manual page documents briefly the cookietool command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has some plaintext documentation, see below. cookietool is a program that should be used to sort, clear and maintain cookie database in standard fortune(6) format, i.e. list of cookies delimited with line containing a single percent ('%') char. cookietool can now understand another formats and convert cookie data‐ base between them.


A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the documentation in /usr/share/doc/cookietool directory [nothing] Shows summary of options. -c case sensitive comparisons. -d[0-3] how fussy about word delimiters? (default: 2) -b delete cookies that are 'abbreviations' of another, too. -p passive, don't delete anything. -s[l|w|<sep>|s] sort cookies; looking after last line only; looking after last word only; starting after the last <sep>, e.g. '-s--'; by size. -a treat 'abbreviations' as doubles (i.e. delete them from the database, too). -f[0-3] input file format - -f3: cookies are separated by '%%' lines; -f2: cookies are sep‐ arated by '%' lines (DEFAULT); -f1: each line is a cookie; -f0: each word is a cookie. -F[0-3] force output in a different file format, see -f. -o overwrite directly without temporary file. CAUTION NEEDED.


cdbdiff(6), cdbsplit(6)


None known.


Upstream author and Aminet cookietool.lha package with AmigaOS binaries uploader is Wil‐ helm Noeker, <>. Unix manpages (including this one) and makefile are maintained by Miros/law L. Baran <>. This manual page uses many excerpts from the original README file.
May 19, 2001 COOKIETOOL(6)
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