NAME

csv-split - Split CSV file into several files

VERSION

This document describes version 0.029 of csv-split (from Perl distribution App-CSVUtils), released on 2020-05-29.

SYNOPSIS

Usage:

 % csv-split [--format=name] [--header] [--json] [-l=s] [--lines=s] [--(no)naked-res] [--no-header] [--no-tsv] [--noheader] [--notsv] [--page-result[=program]] [--tsv] [--view-result[=program]] <filename>

DESCRIPTION

Will output split files xaa, xab, and so on. Each split file will contain a maximum of lines rows (options to limit split files' size based on number of characters and bytes will be added). Each split file will also contain CSV header.

Warning: by default, existing split files xaa, xab, and so on will be overwritten.

Interface is loosely based on the split Unix utility.

OPTIONS

* marks required options.

Main options

--filename=s*, -f

Input CSV file.

Use `-` to read from stdin.

--lines=s, -l

Default value:

 1000
--no-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.

--tsv

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

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]
--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-split csv-split

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-split 'p/*/`csv-split`/'

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.

SEE ALSO

csv-select-row.

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.