Author image Johan Vromans


csv2lsdb - Generate a List database from a comma separated values (CSV) file


csv2lsdb [options] [file ...]

Options: --pdb=XXX the file to write the database to --tab use TAB characters for separators --[no]sepnote replace separators in note field by newlines --ident show identification --help brief help message --verbose verbose information


--pdb file

The name of the file to write the database to. If omitted, the database it written to standard output.


The fields are separated by tabs instead of comma's.


If enabled (default), separator characters that occur in the note field are translated into newlines.


More verbose information.


Print a version identification to standard output and exits.


Print a brief help message to standard output and exits.


Prints a program identification.


Input file(s) with data.


csv2lsdb will read the given input file(s) and generate a Palm List database from the data.

The first line of the input must contain


Subsequent lines contain

  Category,Field1,Field2,Note data

Note that additional separators in the note data are usually translated into newlines. Use the --nosepnote option to suppress this.




Johan Vromans <>


This programs is Copyright 2003, Squirrel Consultancy.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Perl Artistic License or the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.