Python's dbm bindings are included in the default install of Ubuntu. It's light and easy to use.
#!/usr/bin/env python3 import dbm.gnu # python3-gdbm package zipcodes = '/tmp/testdb' # Create a new database with one entry # Schema: Key is Zipcode # Value is Observation_Station_Code, Radar_Station_Code, Forecast_Zone zipc = dbm.gnu.open(zipcodes, 'c') zipc['53207'] = b'kmke,mkx,wiz066' # Close and reopen the database zipc.close() zipd = dbm.gnu.open(zipcodes, 'r') # List of database keys keys = zipd.keys() # Retrieve and print one entry print(zipd[keys].decode('utf-8').split(',')) zipd.close()
It works very well and is very fast. It's not easy to view or edit the database with other applications, since it is binary (not text).