bantool-ratbox -h bantool-ratbox -i [-f DBFILE] [-s] [-p] [-d] [-w] [-v] [OLDCONFDIR] bantool-ratbox -e [-f DBFILE] [-s] [-v] [OLDCONFDIR] bantool-ratbox -u [-f DBFILE] [-s] [-v]


bantool-ratbox is a tool used to import, export, and update the ban database. The import/export operation is useful when migrating from an old ircd ratbox server. It can also be used to redistribute ban lists and create backups. The upgrade operation should be done whenever the ircd server is upgraded.



Show summary of options.


Import the (old) configuration files into the database.


Export the database content into configuration files.


Upgrade the database.


Set the database file (defaults to /etc/ircd-ratbox/ban.db).


Reclaim empty slack space the database may be taking up.


Dry run, checking configuration, but without touching the database.


Allow redondant entries (unlike what the help screen pretends).


Completely wipe the database before importing.


Verbose mode (only useful for debugging).


Set the (old) configuration directory (defaults to /etc/ircd-ratbox).


Marc `Duck` Dequènes <[email protected]>

Original author.


Copyright © 2011 Marc Dequènes (Duck)

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