dbfilecat man page

dbfilecat — concatenate two files with identical schema

Synopsis

dbfilecat --input A.fsdb [--input B.fsdb...]

or

echo A.fsdb | dbfilecat --xargs

Description

Concatenate all provided input files, producing one result. We remove extra header lines.

Inputs can both be specified with "--input", or one can come from standard input and the other from "--input". With "--xargs", each line of standard input is a filename for input.

Inputs must have identical schemas (columns, column order, and field separators).

Like dbmerge, but no worries about sorting, and with no arguments we read standard input (although that's not very useful).

Options

General option:

--xargs
Expect that input filenames are given, one-per-line, on standard input. (In this case, merging can start incrementally.
--removeinputs
Delete the source files after they have been consumed. (Defaults off, leaving the inputs in place.)

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.fsdb:

#fsdb cid cname
11 numanal
10 pascal

File b.fsdb:

#fsdb cid cname
12 os
13 statistics

Command

dbfilecat --input a.fsdb --input b.fsdb

Output

#fsdb      cid     cname
11 numanal
10 pascal
12 os
13 statistics
#  | dbmerge --input a.fsdb --input b.fsdb

See Also

dbmerge(1), Fsdb(3)

Info

2016-01-04 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation