Dependencies

You need first the Bdb and of course ruby.

Download

via git:

git clone git://github.com/ruby-bdb/sbdb

Install

gem build sbdb.gemspec
gem install sbdb-*.gem

Usage

First, open environment and database

require 'sbdb'
Dir.mkdir 'newenv'  rescue Errno::EEXIST
env = SBDB::Env.new 'newenv', SBDB::CREATE | SBDB::Env::INIT_TRANSACTION
db = env.btree 'newdb.db', :flags => SBDB::CREATE

It works nearly like a Ruby-Hash:

db['key'] = 'value'
db['key']   # => 'value'
db.to_hash  # => {'key'=>'value'}
db.map {|k, v| "k => v" } # => ["key => value"]
db.count    # => 1
db.each {|k,v| puts "#{k}: #{v}" }

SBDB::DB#each uses a SBDB::Cursor:

cursor = db.cursor
cursor.each {|k,v| puts "#{k}: #{v}" }

Don't forget to close everything, you've opened!

cursor.close
db.close
env.close

But you can use a lambda to ensure to close everything:

SBDB::Env.new( 'newenv', SBDB::CREATE | SBDB::Env::INIT_TRANSACTION) do |env|
    env.open SBDB::Btree, 'newdb.db', :flags => SBDB::CREATE do |db|
        db.to_hash
    end
end

SBDB::DB#to_hash creates a cursor and close it later.

Tip:

Signal.trap 'EXIT', env.method( :close)