Files containing data arrange in a table, often with commas (hence Comma Separated Values), to separate columns. Rows are separated by newlines (but not all newlines are row separators as fields can be quoted to contain the separator newlines. Use this tag for full-fledged CSV data not the simpler ...

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need help merging two Unix files

I have 2 pipe delimited files say file1 and file2. Where file1 has say 33 columns and file2 may have 34/35/36 columns. So let's not consider how mant columns we have. What I want to do is compare the ...
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How to create a Kate highlight syntax to CSV files

I'm working with CSV files and I'm using vim because of the rainbow csv plugin that makes the editing easier: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=4598 But I prefer using Kate and as I ...
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convert xml to csv

i need to convert a xml to csv using script. I found a solution with xmlstarlet but it is not available so i am returning to point 0. Here is my xml. <root> <record> ...
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sort inplace - like sed --in-place - exists?

Am I blind or is there no option like --in-place for sort? In order to save results to the input file, sed uses -i (--in-place). Redirecting the output of sort to the input file sort < f > f ...
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Appending to a CSV file after obtaining datum from a database

I can [finally] extract data from the MySQL DB my_database_query="SELECT * FROM my_database.database" mysql -uUSER -p'PASSWORD' << EndOfFile $my_database_query EndOfFile How can I append this ...
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Using fixed strings in regular expressions?

I am writing a bash script which accepts a list of CSV files as arguments and outputs e-mail addresses only found in the first file. To accomplish this, for each record in the first CSV file I look ...
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Switch Columns in .csv files so that they are all the same

I have 20 excel files having 6x6 rows and columns, where the first row and column are string headers. Each of these files has 4 same columns and row headers except 1 different. I want to know how I ...
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Any application scans for wifi connected devices with the RSSI and saves as csv?

I'm working on a project at which people are to be identified in a closed area through their wifi connected devices. I accordingly need to find an application, code, or command that helps me scan for ...
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Is there a standalone tool which will write reports from CSV data files

I download CSV files (e.g. my bank account transactions) and would like to build reports (to print) from the data. I have searched and found several report writer libraries, but all would force me to ...
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Confused about how to convert XML to CSV using xmlstarlet on OS X?

I asked a question earlier and it was closed as being a duplicate: How to parse XML to CSV with a shell script?. The answer in the duplicate that was linked suggested using a tool called XMLStarlet, ...
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Convert Tab Separated csv using unoconv

I am attempting to convert a tab separated csv into an xls file using unoconv. However, the tabs are not being recognized as the field separator. Can someone please tell me how this can be done. I've ...
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How to create CSV file without unnecessary spaces

I use the xls2csv binary in order to translate XLS doc to CSV in my linux red-hat machine, example: ( from man page ) xls2csv -x "1252spreadsheet.xls" -b WINDOWS-1252 -c "ut8csvfile.csv" -a UTF-8 ...
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Match and delete lines with ~100 strings

I have a list of roughly 100 entries to be deleted from a csv-delimited file. They are already in another text file called 'tbd.txt; My first thought is to write a bash for loop around 'sed -i' but ...
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I want to print the value from csv file dynamically

I want to print the values from properties file dynamically I am using below code but getting wrong output. testProperty.properties edmcws,edmbws,edmwt Code ...
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Swap two columns in a CSV using SED

I have a CSV file that contains 10 different fields (, is the deliminator). Example data: student-id,last,first,hwk1,hwk2,hwk3,exam1,hwk4,hwk5,exam2 pts-avail,,,100,150,100,200,150,100,300 ...
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Scripting to split a single CSV row into multiple

I need a script that can take a CSV file with that has a column of semicolon-delimited attributes, and break it into multiple rows to normalize that multi-valued attribute? Here is the scenario: ...
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how to keep the spaces when inserting line to parameter [duplicate]

When I want to see for example the line number 2 , from the CSV file I get the following line example1 LINE_NUM=2 # sed -n "${LINE_NUM}p" file.csv cwdfwefwe,"aaaaa ","\dsw\dawd\aw ...
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Empty columns which were seen before

I have a large CSV file and want to empty certain columns if they were seen before. So I have (to illustrate my problem): Category | Subcategory ---------+------------ foo | bar foo | bar ...
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Merge two csvfiles by column header

I have two csv files: success.csv "ID","Legacy ID","Field1", "Field2" 1,1111,google,news 2,2222,yahoo,news error.csv "Legacy ID","Field1","Field2","Message" 3333,aol,news,"Failed to upload ...
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csv file with multiple columns to zenity

How could I output the contents of a .csv file to a Zenity list. The file has multiple rows and columns and the rows are no fixed numbers. I would also like it so that when the user double clicks, on ...
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How to rename files with sed and csv

I'm new with Linux, sed, and awk but I don't mind challenging myself on new ideas. That being said, I understand the purpose and how to use rename and sed for a common event such as adding a $date or ...
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change non-zero padded hour and minute into 24hr time

I have data that I need to change before running it through the pandas library in python. It is currently in a format that stores midnight values as 2400 and that should be changed to 0000. The ...
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How to manipulate a CSV file with sed or awk?

How can I do the following to a CSV file using sed or awk? Delete a column Duplicate a column Move a column I have a big table with over 200 rows, and I'm not that familiar with sed.
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Selecting rows in a CSV file based on column value

I have a CSV file with 4 columns: Itemname,Value,Description and component which is quite huge. I have to generate a template from the above CSV file that displays only the rows of the specified ...
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Gzip Mutliple files using single command [duplicate]

Want to Gzip my all the .csv files into a gzip file. I am using this command. gzip *.csv; Problem File contains '//' in its name that's why command is giving error. Error : - '//File.csv' is not ...
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Convert key=value blocks to CSV

I am trying to transpose a content of a file into another. I am new to shell scripting any help would be really appreciated Input file Test.txt: HLRSN = 3 IMSI = 404212109727229 KIVALUE = ...
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how to convert multiple txt to CSV with field data separated by blank lines [closed]

I have some data in multiple text files where fields are separated by blank lines. There are only 4 fields but in the second field there are more subfields, could be three or more. The first field is ...
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Sorting a csv file [duplicate]

I need to sort a CSV file, but the the header row (1st row) keeps getting sorted. This is what I'm using: cat data1.csv | sort -t"|" -k 1 -o data1.csv Here's a sample line: ...
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Concatenate filename inside of CSV file for each line for multiple CSV files

I have lots of CSV files and I need the filename of each specific CSV file in every line of each file. Original file content of abc123.csv: ColVal_1;ColVal_2;ColVal_3 ColVal_4;ColVal_5;ColVal_6 ...
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Catdoc xls2csv converting only one sheet

I have Catdoc's xls2csv installed on Debian/Squeeze. It used to work beautifully when I copied files to a folder like /var/www/xyz, converting all sheets into .csv format, separated by ^L. But now, ...
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How can I convert this excel file so that it is not only one row?

I've got an Excel file, shown in the picture below, and available for download here. What I need is to extract the variables under Item (Column B) and the values in column G. As a start, I tried ...
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insert comma after the last letter

I use a txt file, and I need to convert it in csv file Saint Petersburg 0 10 0.1 - N Moscow - 9 0 - N Novgorod 0 7 1 30 Y In ...
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Handling comma in string values in a CSV file [duplicate]

I have a comma-separated file which has numeric and string columns. String columns are quoted and can have comma in between the quotes. How do I identify the columns with FS =","? Sample records ...
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export from MYSQL to CSV

How do I export from MYSQL to CSV in mariadb on Centos 7? I am using: Server version 5.5.37-MariaDB Protocol version 10 Connection Localhost via UNIX socket UNIX socket ...
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splitting a CSV and keeping the header without intermediate files [closed]

I am trying to split a dozen 100MB+ csv files into managable smaller files for a curl post. I have managed to do it but with a lot of temporary files and IO. It's taking an eternity. I am hoping ...
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Using jq to extract values and format in CSV

I have the below json file: { "data": [ { "displayName": "First Name", "rank": 1, "value": "VALUE" }, { "displayName": "Last Name", "rank": 2, ...
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Save file as Tab delimited text and spreadsheet

I am using the following command line in Linux to save the content of my input file (txt file consisted of columns) as a spreadsheet: less input_file > out_put.csv my output file is The ...
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Cut a specific part of a column from a csv file [closed]

I have to process a csv containing about 15 columns one of which contains a particular timestamp that includes milliseconds. When I go to insert this csv into a DB, I get an error because of this ...
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Shell script to Capture the file name and size in csv file and add header on that file

I have a number of zip files in a certain folder. I want to capture file name and the size of the files in a CSV format in day wise and put it in crontab so I can report on a daily basis, and then ...
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Select lines from text file which have ids listed in another file

I use a lot of grep awk sort in my unix shell to work with medium-sized (around 10M-100M lines) tab-separated column text files. In this respect unix shell is my spreadsheet. But I have one huge ...
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Is there a robust command line tool for processing csv files?

I work with CSV files and sometimes need to quickly check the contents of a row or column from the command line. In many cases cut, head, tail, and friends will do the job; however, cut cannot easily ...
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Reindexing a large CSV file

I went through the answers in this helpful thread, but my problem seems to be different enough that I can't think of good answer (at least with sed). I have a large CSV file (200+ GB) with rows that ...
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How can I select columns based on a control file with invalid column numbers?

I have to generate the file dynamically from the source file based on the below control file. control_file.txt 1,3,5,-1,8,-1,4 The control file contains the position of columns which I require ...
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How to display TSV (csv) in console, when empty cells are missed by: `column -t -s $'\t' `

I have file with columns spearated with tab. I have file when some rows have empty cells (on begining, in middle). In such cases column -t -s $'\t' simply fails: Input: $ echo -e ...
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command to layout tab separated list nicely

Sometimes, I'm getting as an input tab separated list, which is not quite aligned, for instance var1 var2 var3 var_with_long_name_which_ruins_alignment var2 var3 Is there an easy way to render ...
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extract the 4th column from a csv file using unix command

I have a csv file formatted as below. "col1","col2","col3","col4" "1","text1","<p>big html text</p> ","4th column" "2","text2","<p>big2 html2 text2</p> ...
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Extract certain column from CSV files [closed]

I have a directory with a group of CSV files. All files have the same column headers. I need to extract values in a certain column from all files. The common part in files names is ...
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Remove all capital letters from a particular column in a CSV file

I am having a CSV file containing 3000+ lines in the following format: R1C1, ABC123abc, R1C3 R2C1, DEFG456defg, R2C3 R3C1, HIJKL789hijkl, R3C3 I need to remove all the capital letters from the ...
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How to export data in the terminal to a file (e.g. csv file)

I am a complete beginner in using Linux and I would like to know how to export a bunch of data in the command line to a csv or spreadsheet file (or even text would work). Right now I am simply using ...
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Shell Script to capture file name and file size in CSV format [closed]

I have number of zip files in a certain folder. I want to capture file name and the size of the file in a csv format containing file names and sizes, one file per day. The file names do contain the ...