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Query This Berkeley DB on Linux

You are working as a system administrator and have been tasked with querying an existing Berkeley DB using Python. The database file can be downloaded from the following URL: ** You are to open the file as read-only, to ensure no data is changed, and print the value associated with the key **2**.

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Clock icon Jul 23, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Open the Database

    You must first download the database file:

    curl -O -L

    Once downloaded, the database should be opened as read-only, to prevent any data from being changed:

    import bsddb
    db = bsddb.btopen('demo.db', 'r')
  2. Challenge

    Print a Value

    Next you will print the name of the third student by querying the value associated with the key 2:

    print ('The name of student 2 is ' + db['2'])
  3. Challenge

    Close the Database

    Lastly, you should close the database file and exit the Python interrupter:


    Pressing Ctrl d will exit the interpreter.

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