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Mount a file to the key database.

July 2017


kdb-mount - Mount a file to the key database


kdb mount [<path> <mountpoint>] [<plugin> [<config>] [..]] · Where path is the path to the file the user wants to mount. See kdb info resolver for details what an absolute and relative path means. · mountpoint is where in the key database the new backend should be mounted. (For a cas‐ cading mount pount, mountpoint should start with /) · plugin should be an Elektra plugin. A list of such plugins with configuration can be given. · Plugins may be followed by a , separated list of keys and their corresponding values which will be written below the backend configuration.


This command allows a user to mount a new backend. The idea of mounting is explained in elektra-mounting(7) Mounting in Elektra allows the user to mount a file into the current key database like a user may mount a parition into the current filesystem by creating a backend. This functionality is key to Elektra as it allows users to build a global key database comprised of many different conifguration files. A backend acts as a worker to allow Elektra to interpret configuration files as keys in the central key database such that any edits to the keys are reflected in the file and vice versa. Additionally, the user can use this command to list the currently mounted backends by run‐ ning the command with no arguments.


This command writes into the /etc directory and as such it requires root permissions. Use kdb file system/elektra/mountpoints to find out where exactly it will write to.


-H, --help Show the man page. -V, --version Print version info. -d, --debug Give debug information or ask debug questions (in interactive mode). -i, --interactive Instead of passing all mounting information by parameters ask the user interac‐ tively. -R, --resolver <name> Specify the resolver plugin to use if no resolver is given, the default resolver is used. See also /sw/kdb/current/resolver below. -0, --null Use binary 0 termination. -1, --first Suppress the first column. -2, --second Suppress the second column. -3, --third Suppress the third column. -c, --plugins-config Add a plugin configuration for all plugins.


/sw/kdb/current/resolver The resolver that will be added automatically, if -R is not given. /sw/kdb/current/plugins It contains a space-separated list of plugins which are added automatically (by default sync).


To list the currently mounted backends: kdb mount To mount a system configuration file using the ini format: kdb mount /etc/configuration.ini system/example ini Print a null-terminated output of paths and backend names: kdb mount -02 | xargs -0n 2 echo To mount the /etc/file system file with two plugins with a respective configuration option each: kdb mount /etc/file system/file plugin1 plugin1config=config1 plugin2 plugin2config=con‐ fig2 To mount the /etc/file system file with two plugins and setting both to be verbose: kdb mount -c verbose=1 /etc/file system/file plugin1 plugin2 To recode and rename a configuration file using Elektra: kdb mount s.ini recode.txt ni rename cut=path iconv recode=utf8..latin1


· kdb-umount(7) · elektra-mounting(7) · elektra-plugins(7)
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kdb-mount(1) referred by doc_COMPILE_md(3elektra) | elektra-backends(7) | elektra-mounting(7) | elektra-plugins(7) | md_doc_help_elektra-backends(3elektra) | md_doc_help_elektra-mounting(3elektra) | md_src_plugins_README(3elektra)
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