How to open a db file -- was: Need to know
hlhowell at pacbell.net
Thu Nov 22 17:36:43 UTC 2007
You said the file was a manual. Is it associated with some device? We
may know the origin if we know what the subject or title of the manual
On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 09:38 -0600, Scott Berry wrote:
> Thank you Mike. Yes this helps.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike" <azmr at earthlink.net>
> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list at redhat.com>
> Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 9:04 AM
> Subject: Re: How to open a db file -- was: Need to know
> > With a file of unknown type and origin you get the opportunity to be a
> > detective. Although I don't know of an absolutely conclusive way to
> > determine the origin of the file there are three things I would do in this
> > situation.
> > 1) Do a Google search on the file extension (.db in this case). Someone
> > else on the list apparently did that and got a long list of possibilities.
> > 2) Open an xterm window and use the "file" command on the file. For
> > example if the file name is 'data.db' simply type 'file data.db'. The
> > file command will "look" at a few bytes in the file and try to recognize
> > what type of a file it is.
> > 3) Use 'hexdump' on the file. This will allow you to see the bytes in the
> > file and hopefully gleen some useful information. Again open an xterm and
> > type: 'hexdump -C data.db | less'. This will give you a screen full of
> > what usually looks like garbage. Use the space bar to get to the next
> > screen or the up/down arrows to move up and down a line at a time. The
> > potentially useful stuff is at the right side of the display. With some
> > file types you can actually see what application created the file and/or
> > make some sense about what the file contains.
> > Hope that helps.
> > -- Mike
> > On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Art Giles wrote:
> >> Hi do not know it was sent to me to look at a manual. By a friend.
> >> Thanks
> >> Art (Dad)
> >>>>>> Hi how do you open a db file
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