NAME

tabdelim_to_db - convert tab-delimited data into fsdb

SYNOPSIS

    tabdelim_to_db <source.tabdelim >target.fsdb

DESCRIPTION

Converts a tab-delimited data stream to Fsdb format.

The input is tab-delimited (not fsdb): the first row is taken to be the names of the columns; tabs separate columns.

The output is a fsdb file with a proper header and a tab field-separator.

This module also supports the standard fsdb options:

-d

Enable debugging output.

-i or --input InputSource

Read from InputSource, typically a file name, or - for standard input, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.

-o or --output OutputDestination

Write to OutputDestination, typically a file name, or - for standard output, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.

--autorun or --noautorun

By default, programs process automatically, but Fsdb::Filter objects in Perl do not run until you invoke the run() method. The --(no)autorun option controls that behavior within Perl.

--help

Show help.

--man

Show full manual.

SAMPLE USAGE

Input:

        name    email   test1
        Tommy Trojan    tt@usc.edu      80
        Joe Bruin       joeb@ucla.edu   85
        J. Random       jr@caltech.edu  90

Command:

    tabdelim_to_db

Output:

        #fsdb -Ft name email test1
        Tommy Trojan    tt@usc.edu      80
        Joe Bruin       joeb@ucla.edu   85
        J. Random       jr@caltech.edu  90
        #  | dbcoldefine name email test1

SEE ALSO

Fsdb.

CLASS FUNCTIONS

new

    $filter = new Fsdb::Filter::tabdelim_to_db(@arguments);

Create a new tabdelim_to_db object, taking command-line arguments.

set_defaults

    $filter->set_defaults();

Internal: set up defaults.

parse_options

    $filter->parse_options(@ARGV);

Internal: parse command-line arguments.

setup

    $filter->setup();

Internal: setup, parse headers.

run

    $filter->run();

Internal: run over each rows.

AUTHOR and COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1991-2008 by John Heidemann <johnh@isi.edu>

This program is distributed under terms of the GNU general public license, version 2. See the file COPYING with the distribution for details.