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html_table_to_db — convert HTML tables into fsdb

Synopsis

html_table_to_db <source.html >dest.fsdb

Description

Converts a HTML table to Fsdb format.

The input is an HTML table (not fsdb). Column names are taken from "TH" elements, or defined as "column0" through "columnN" if no such elements appear.

The output is two-space-separated fsdb. (Someday more general field separators should be supported.) Fsdb fields are normalized version of the html file: multiple spaces are compressed to one.

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

<table>
<tr><th>account</th> <th>passwd</th> <th>uid</th> <th>gid</th> <th>fullname</th> <th>homedir</th> <th>shell</th> </tr>
<tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td>johnh</td> <td>*</td> <td>2274</td> <td>134</td> <td>John &amp; Ampersand</td> <td>/home/johnh</td> <td>/bin/bash</td> </tr>
<tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td>greg</td> <td>*</td> <td>2275</td> <td>134</td> <td>Greg &lt; Lessthan</td> <td>/home/greg</td> <td>/bin/bash</td> </tr>
<tr bgcolor="#f0f0f0"><td>root</td> <td>*</td> <td>0</td> <td>0</td> <td>Root ; Semi</td> <td>/root</td> <td>/bin/bash</td> </tr>
<tr bgcolor="#d0d0d0"><td>four</td> <td>*</td> <td>1</td> <td>1</td> <td>Fourth Row</td> <td>/home/four</td> <td>/bin/bash</td> </tr>
</table>

Command

html_table_to_db

Output

#fsdb -F S account passwd uid gid fullname homedir shell
johnh  *  2274  134  John & Ampersand  /home/johnh  /bin/bash
greg  *  2275  134  Greg < Lessthan  /home/greg  /bin/bash
root  *  0  0  Root ; Semi  /root  /bin/bash
four  *  1  1  Fourth Row  /home/four  /bin/bash

See Also

Fsdb. db_to_html_table.

Info

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