The CDBFlite program allows users to work with .DBF files format from the command line. You can carry out various actions which don't require you to be in batch mode. Generally speaking, the program is high-grade command line DBF viewer and editor. If you are familiar with SQL language, you will notice some similar occurances. As parameters are transferred into the command line, the syntax differs; but the principles are the same.
UPDATE somefile.dbf SET name="John", age=30 where id=1000
CDBFlite somefile.dbf /filter:id=1000 /field:name="John",age=30 /update
CDBFlite supports all existing fields types and all memo-fields types. CDBFlite program can be applied on a WEB-server. Neither PERL, not PHP has not ability to work with .DBF as CDBFlite does.