A program to join two or more data files and concatenate rows.
join_data_file.pl [--options] <file1> <file2> ...
Options: -o --out <filename> provide output file name, default file1 -z --gz compress output -v --version print version and exit -h --help show extended documentation
The command line flags and descriptions:
- --out <filename>
Provide the name of the output file. If the input files were split using 'split_data_file.pl', then the original base name may be reconstituted. Otherwise, the user will be asked for an output file name.
Indicate whether the output files should be compressed with gzip. Default behavior is to preserve the compression status of the first input file.
Print the version number.
Display the POD documentation
This program will join two or or more data files, essentially concatanating the files but intelligently dealing with the metadata and column headers. Checks are made to ensure that the number of columns in the subsequent files match the first file.
The program will not merge datasets from multiple files; see the program 'merge_datasets.pl' for that.
This program is intended as the complement to 'split_data_files.pl'.
Timothy J. Parnell, PhD Howard Hughes Medical Institute Dept of Oncological Sciences Huntsman Cancer Institute University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.