The dumbdbm module is intended as a last resort fallback for
the anydbm module when no more robust module is available.
The dumbdbm module is not written for speed and is not nearly as
heavily used as the other database modules.
The dumbdbm module provides a persistent dictionary-like interface
which is written entirely in Python. Unlike other modules such as
gdbm and bsddb, no external library is required. As
with other persistent mappings, the keys and values must always be strings.
The module defines the following:
Raised on dumbdbm-specific errors, such as I/O errors. KeyError
is raised for general mapping errors like specifying an incorrect key.
filename[, flag[, mode]])
Open a dumbdbm database and return a dumbdbm object. The filename
argument is the basename of the database file (without any specific
extensions). When a dumbdbm database is created, files with .dat and
.dir extensions are created.
The optional flag argument is currently ignored; the database is
always opened for update, and will be created if it does not exist.
The optional mode argument is the Unix mode of the file, used
only when the database has to be created. It defaults to octal
0666 (and will be modified by the prevailing umask).
Changed in version 2.2:
The mode argument was ignored in earlier