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dbfilevalidate: insure the source input is a well-formed Fsdb file

NAME

dbfilevalidate - insure the source input is a well-formed Fsdb file

SYNOPSIS

    dbfilevalidate [-vc]

DESCRIPTION

Validates the input file to make sure it is a well-formed fsdb file. If the file is well-formed, it outputs the whole file and exits with a good exit code. For invalid files, it exits with an error exit code and embedded error messages in the stream as comments with ``***'' in them.

Currently this program checks for rows with missing or extra columns.

OPTIONS

-v or --errors-only
Output only broken lines, not the whole thing.
-c or --correct
Correct errors, if possible. Pad out rows with the empty value; truncate rows with extra values. If errors can be corrected the program exits with a good return code.
"-e E" or "--empty E"
give value E as the value for empty (null) records

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 sid cid
    1 10
    2
    1 12
    2 12

Command:

    cat TEST/dbfilevalidate_ex.in | dbvalidate

Output:

    #fsdb sid cid
    1 10
    2
    # *** line above is missing field cid.
    1 12
    2 12
    #  | dbfilevalidate

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.