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csv_to_db: convert comma-separated-value data into fsdb

NAME

csv_to_db - convert comma-separated-value data into fsdb

SYNOPSIS

    csv_to_db <source.csv

DESCRIPTION

Converts a comma-separated-value data stream to Fsdb format.

The input is CSV-format (not fsdb). The first row is taken to be the names of the columns.

The output is two-space-separated fsdb. (Someday more general field separators should be supported.) Fsdb fields are normalized version of the CSV file: spaces are converted to single underscores.

This module also supports the standard fsdb options:

-d
Enable debugging output.
-i or --input InputSource
Read from InputSource, typically a file name, or "-" for standard input, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
-o or --output OutputDestination
Write to OutputDestination, typically a file name, or "-" for standard output, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
--autorun or --noautorun
By default, programs process automatically, but Fsdb::Filter objects in Perl do not run until you invoke the run() method. The "--(no)autorun" option controls that behavior within Perl.
--help
Show help.
--man
Show full manual.

SAMPLE USAGE

Input:

    paper,papertitle,reviewer,reviewername,score1,score2,score3,score4,score5

    1,"test, paper",2,Smith,4,4,,,
    2,other paper,3,Jones,3,3,,,

Command:

    csv_to_db

Output:

    #fsdb -F S paper papertitle reviewer reviewername score1 score2 score3 score4 score5
    1  test, paper  2  Smith  4  4  -  -  -
    2  other paper  3  Jones  3  3  -  -  -
    #  | csv_to_db

AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1991-2008 by John Heidemann <johnh [at] isi.edu>

This program is distributed under terms of the GNU general public license, version 2. See the file COPYING with the distribution for details.

SEE ALSO

Fsdb. db_to_csv.