GDBM_File(3) Perl5 access to the gdbm library.


use GDBM_File ;
tie %hash, 'GDBM_File', $filename, &GDBM_WRCREAT, 0640;
# Use the %hash array.
untie %hash ;


GDBM_File is a module which allows Perl programs to make use of the facilities provided by the GNU gdbm library. If you intend to use this module you should really have a copy of the gdbm manualpage at hand.

Most of the libgdbm.a functions are available through the GDBM_File interface.


gdbm is available from any GNU archive. The master site is "", but you are strongly urged to use one of the many mirrors. You can obtain a list of mirror sites from


The available functions and the gdbm/perl interface need to be documented.

The GDBM error number and error message interface needs to be added.