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A simplest database is a plain text file, with lines representing records. Empty lines and lines beginning with ‘#’ (comments) sign are ignored. A record consists of fields, separated by colons (‘:’, ASCII 58). If ‘:’ character occurs as a part of a field, it must be escaped by a single backslash character (‘\\’, ASCII 92). Each record must contain at least two and no more than four fields:
The URL syntax for this type of databases is quite simple:
where path specifies absolute file name of the database file.
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