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db_to_csv: convert fsdb to the comma-separated-value file-format

NAME

db_to_csv - convert fsdb to the comma-separated-value file-format

SYNOPSIS

    db_to_csv [-C]

DESCRIPTION

Covert an existing fsdb file to comma-separated value format.

Input is fsdb format.

Output is CSV-format plain text (not fsdb).

OPTIONS

-C or <--omit-comments>
Also strip all comments.

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:

        #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  -  -  -
        2  input double space  3  Jones  3  3  -  -  -
        #  | csv_to_db

Command:

    cat data.fsdb | db_to_csv

Output:

        paper,papertitle,reviewer,reviewername,score1,score2,score3,score4,score5
        1,"test, paper",2,Smith,4,4,-,-,-
        2,"other paper",3,Jones,3,3,-,-,-
        2,"input double space",3,Jones,3,3,-,-,-
        #  | csv_to_db 
        #  | db_to_csv

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. dbfilealter. csv_to_db