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convert CSV file to YAPET file


csv2yapet [[-c] | [-h] | [-V]] | [[-p password] [-q] [-s separator]] src dst


Convert a CSV file src to an YAPET file dst. The default character for delimiting the fields is ',' (comma) unless specified otherwise on the command line by providing the -s.

Fields containing the field separator character have to be enclosed in double quotes (").

In order to convert a double quote character it has to be preceded by another double quote character.

The following table describes the fields of the source CSV file as expected by csv2yapet:

Table 1. Source File Format

Column #YAPET Record FieldMaximum size in bytes
1Record Name127
2Host Name255
3User Name255


The following options are supported:


Show copyright.


Show help.


Show version.

-p password

The password to be used to encrypt the YAPET file. If csv2yapetis invoked without this option, it will prompt for the password on the standard input.


Enable the quiet mode. No details about errors are reported.

-s separator

Change the default field separator ',' (comma) to the single character separator.


The source CSV file to be converted.


The resulting YAPET file holding the content of Ā src encrypted. This file must not exist prior to the conversion process, else csv2yapet will not start the conversion and abort.


An Example of a CSV File Accepted by Csv2yapet.

The following example shows an excerpt of a CSV file as accepted for conversion by csv2yapet.

As the second line shows, fields can be blank but the separator may not be omitted.

ssh host,host.example.org,johndoe,secret,Linux machine
mail account,imap.email.org,john_doe,secret,

An example of a CSV file accepted by csv2yapet using double quotes.

The following example shows an excerpt of a CSV file as accepted for conversion by csv2yapet.

The first line demonstrates how to double quote fields containing the separator character. The second line shows how to literally convert double quote characters.

"ssh, ftp, and http server",server.example.org,johndoe,secret,Linux machine
mail account,imap.email.org,john_doe,secret,"John ""the Unknown"" Doe"

Exit Status


No error.


Error while parsing command line argument.


The passwords provided on the standard input do not match.


The destination file dst already exists.


An unexpected error occurred.


Please report bugs to https://github.com/RafaelOstertag/yapet/issues.


Rafael Ostertag rafi@guengel.ch.

See Also

yapet(1), yapet2csv(1)

Referenced By

yapet(1), yapet2csv(1).

2022-03-12 YAPET 2.6 CSV2YAPET