[ubuntu-uk] Editing .db files

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 17:29:30 UTC 2011

On 5 January 2011 17:20, javadayaz <javadayaz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> My podcast app on my android phone- Google Listen, saves any user data,
> playlists etc as a .db file.
> Is there anything i can use to open this file and edit the contents? Also
> if no options are available in the ubuntu universe i will also look at
> windows tools for this job.
It might be a Berkeley DB database so there are libraries for most languages
and it will probably be installed in Ubuntu, so copy the file over to your
computer and try db_dump <filename>. There is a viewer here:
http://tlzprgmr.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/berkeley-db-viewer/ but the format
isn't very human readable and quite easy to break.

Having said that, it could be a text file or some other kind of binary file
so try viewing it with less or strings.

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