dbfilevalidate man page

dbfilevalidate — insure the source input is a well-formed Fsdb file

Synopsis

    dbfilevalidate [-vc]

Description

Validates the input file to make sure it is a well-formed fsdb file.  If the file is well-formed, it outputs the whole file and exits with a good exit code.  For invalid files, it exits with an error exit code and embedded error messages in the stream as comments with "***" in them.

Currently this program checks for rows with missing or extra columns.

Options

-v or --errors-only

Output only broken lines, not the whole thing.

-c or --correct

Correct errors, if possible.  Pad out rows with the empty value; truncate rows with extra values. If errors can be corrected the program exits with a good return code.

"-e E" or "--empty E"

give value E as the value for empty (null) records

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

    #fsdb sid cid
    1 10
    2
    1 12
    2 12

Command

    cat TEST/dbfilevalidate_ex.in | dbvalidate

Output

    #fsdb sid cid
    1 10
    2
    # *** line above is missing field cid.
    1 12
    2 12
    #  | dbfilevalidate

See Also

Fsdb.

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