cgi_to_db man page

cgi_to_db — convert stored CGI files (from CGI.pm) to fsdb

Synopsis

cgi_to_db [-duU] [-e EmptyValue] [cgi-files...]

Description

Converts all stored CGI files (from CGI.pm) to fsdb, optionally unescaping the contents. When contents are unescaped, CR NL is recoded as “\n”.

Output is always in fsdb list format with double space (type “S”) field separator.

Unlike most Fsdb programs, the input to this program is not usually from standard input. However, the program will take "-i" options.

This program requires temporary storage equal to the size of the data (so that it can handle the case of different entries having different headers).

Options

-u or --unescape
do unescape data, converting CGI escape codes like %xx to regular characters (default)
-U or --nounescape
do not unescape data, but leave it CGI-encoded
-e E or --empty E
give value E as the value for empty (null) records
-T TmpDir
where to put tmp files. Also uses environment variable TMPDIR, if -T is not specified. Default is /tmp.

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

file A (TEST/cgi_to_db_ex.in):

name=test
id=111-11-1111
email=test%40usc.edu
submit_time=Tue%20Jan%2014%2011%3A32%3A39%202003
=

file B (TEST/cgi_to_db_ex.in-2):

name=test2
id=222-22-2222
email=test2%40usc.edu
newfield=foo
emptyfield=
submit_time=Tue%20Jan%2024%2022%3A32%3A39%202003
=

Command

cgi_to_db TEST/cgi_to_db_ex.in TEST/cgi_to_db_ex.in-2

Output

#fsdb -R C -F S name id email submit_time newfield emptyfield
name:  test
id:  111-11-1111
email:  test\@usc.edu
submit_time:  Tue Jan 14 11:32:39 2003
name:  test2
id:  222-22-2222
email:  test2\@usc.edu
newfield:  foo
emptyfield:  -
submit_time:  Tue Jan 24 22:32:39 2003
#  | cgi_to_db TEST/cgi_to_db_ex.in TEST/cgi_to_db_ex.in-2

See Also

Fsdb. CGI(3pm). <http://stein.cshl.org/boulder/>. <http://stein.cshl.org/WWW/software/CGI/>

Info

2016-09-05 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation