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System Name: recutils
Name: GNU recutils
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This software is part of the GNU Project.

Tools and libraries to access human-editable databases stored in text files supporting data integrity.

Registration Date: Mon 26 Jul 2010 09:44:02 AM UTC
License: GNU General Public License v3 or later
Development Status: 3 - Alpha


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Recutils, GOOPS and virtual slots
     posted by ane, Wed 09 Dec 2020 10:53:37 AM UTC

Writing Guile bindings for C libraries is seriously fun. As recutils is becoming popular in GNU, I thought it would be a fun idea to write Guile bindings for librec, the library powering recutils. Consequently, we are also thinking about adding Guile scripting to recutils. [...]

GNU recutils is back to active development
     posted by jemarch, Mon 19 Oct 2020 05:59:30 PM UTC

Hi good peoples!

During the last few years I somehow stopped adding new features to the GNU recutils, limiting its development to the resolution of important bugs, and releasing every one or another year.  The reason for this was that I considered the recutils to be, mostly, "finished". [...]

Pre-release 1.8.90 in
     posted by jemarch, Tue 28 Jan 2020 11:31:56 AM UTC

The pre-release recutils-1.8.90.tar.gz is now available at

The NEWS file in the tarball contains a list of the changes since 1.8.

The planned date for releasing 1.9 is Saturday 1 February 2020.

Please report any problem found with the pre-release to


recutils 1.8 released
     posted by jemarch, Thu 03 Jan 2019 10:20:39 AM UTC

I am happy to announce a new release of the GNU recutils, version 1.8.

The changes in this release are:

  • Utilities:
    • Fix the build of readrec with recent bash headers.
  • librec:
    • Fix evaluation of sexes containing #NAME expressions.

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