NAME

csv-csv - Convert CSV to CSV

VERSION

This document describes version 0.032 of csv-csv (from Perl distribution App-CSVUtils), released on 2020-08-16.

SYNOPSIS

Usage:

 % csv-csv [-H] [--escape-char=s] [--format=name] [--hash] [--header]
     [--input-header] [--input-tsv] [--json] [--(no)naked-res]
     [--no-header] [--no-output-header] [--no-output-tsv] [--no-tsv]
     [--noheader] [--nooutput-header] [--nooutput-tsv] [--notsv]
     [--output-escape-char=s] [--output-header] [--output-quote-char=s]
     [--output-sep-char=s] [--output-tsv] [--page-result[=program]]
     [--quote-char=s] [--sep-char=s] [--tsv] [--view-result[=program]]
     <filename>

DESCRIPTION

Why convert CSV to CSV? When you want to change separator/quote/escape character, for one.

OPTIONS

* marks required options.

Main options

--hash, -H

Provide row in $_ as hashref instead of arrayref.

Input options

--escape-char=s

Specify character to escape value in field in input CSV, will be passed to Text::CSV_XS.

Defaults to `\\` (backslash). Overrides `--tsv` option.

--filename=s*, -f

Input CSV file.

Use `-` to read from stdin.

--no-header, --input-header

By default (`--header`), the first row of the CSV will be assumed to contain field names (and the second row contains the first data row). When you declare that CSV does not have header row (`--no-header`), the first row of the CSV is assumed to contain the first data row. Fields will be named `field1`, `field2`, and so on.

--quote-char=s

Specify field quote character in input CSV, will be passed to Text::CSV_XS.

Defaults to `"` (double quote). Overrides `--tsv` option.

--sep-char=s

Specify field separator character in input CSV, will be passed to Text::CSV_XS.

Defaults to `,` (comma). Overrides `--tsv` option.

--tsv, --input-tsv

Inform that input file is in TSV (tab-separated) format instead of CSV.

Overriden by `--sep-char`, `--quote-char`, `--escape-char` options. If one of those options is specified, then `--tsv` will be ignored.

Output options

--format=s

Choose output format, e.g. json, text.

Default value:

 undef
--json

Set output format to json.

--naked-res

When outputing as JSON, strip result envelope.

Default value:

 0

By default, when outputing as JSON, the full enveloped result is returned, e.g.:

    [200,"OK",[1,2,3],{"func.extra"=>4}]

The reason is so you can get the status (1st element), status message (2nd element) as well as result metadata/extra result (4th element) instead of just the result (3rd element). However, sometimes you want just the result, e.g. when you want to pipe the result for more post-processing. In this case you can use `--naked-res` so you just get:

    [1,2,3]
--output-escape-char=s

Specify character to escape value in field in output CSV, will be passed to Text::CSV_XS.

This is like `--escape-char` option but for output instead of input.

Defaults to `\\` (backslash). Overrides `--output-tsv` option.

--output-header

Whether output CSV should have a header row.

By default, a header row will be output *if* input CSV has header row. Under `--output-header`, a header row will be output even if input CSV does not have header row (value will be something like "col0,col1,..."). Under `--no-output-header`, header row will *not* be printed even if input CSV has header row. So this option can be used to unconditionally add or remove header row.

--output-quote-char=s

Specify field quote character in output CSV, will be passed to Text::CSV_XS.

This is like `--quote-char` option but for output instead of input.

Defaults to `"` (double quote). Overrides `--output-tsv` option.

--output-sep-char=s

Specify field separator character in output CSV, will be passed to Text::CSV_XS.

This is like `--sep-char` option but for output instead of input.

Defaults to `,` (comma). Overrides `--output-tsv` option.

--output-tsv

Inform that output file is TSV (tab-separated) format instead of CSV.

This is like `--tsv` option but for output instead of input.

Overriden by `--output-sep-char`, `--output-quote-char`, `--output-escape-char` options. If one of those options is specified, then `--output-tsv` will be ignored.

--page-result

Filter output through a pager.

--view-result

View output using a viewer.

Other options

--help, -h, -?

Display help message and exit.

--version, -v

Display program's version and exit.

COMPLETION

This script has shell tab completion capability with support for several shells.

bash

To activate bash completion for this script, put:

 complete -C csv-csv csv-csv

in your bash startup (e.g. ~/.bashrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is recommended, however, that you install modules using cpanm-shcompgen which can activate shell completion for scripts immediately.

tcsh

To activate tcsh completion for this script, put:

 complete csv-csv 'p/*/`csv-csv`/'

in your tcsh startup (e.g. ~/.tcshrc). Your next shell session will then recognize tab completion for the command. Or, you can also directly execute the line above in your shell to activate immediately.

It is also recommended to install shcompgen (see above).

other shells

For fish and zsh, install shcompgen as described above.

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/App-CSVUtils.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-App-CSVUtils.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=App-CSVUtils

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 by perlancar@cpan.org.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.