Adding new records to a recfile is pretty trivial: open it with your text editor and just write down the fields comprising the records. This is really the best way to add contents to a recfile containing very simple data. However, complex databases may introduce some difficulties:
To facilitate the insertion of new data a command line utility called recins is included in the recutils. The usage of recins is very simple, and can be both used in the command line or called from another program. The following subsections discuss several aspects of using this utility.