osmium-cat - Man Page

concatenate OSM files and convert to different formats

Synopsis

osmium cat [Options] OSM-FILE...

Description

Concatenates all input files and writes the result to the output file. The data is not sorted in any way but strictly copied from input to output.

Because this program supports several different input and output formats, it can be used to convert OSM files from one format into another.

This commands reads its input file(s) only once and writes its output file in one go so it can be streamed, ie. it can read from STDIN and write to STDOUT.

Options

-c, --clean=ATTR

Clean the attribute (version, timestamp, changeset, uid, user), from the data before writing it out again. The attribute will be set to 0 (the user will be set to the empty string). This option can be given multiple times. Depending on the output format these attributes might show up as 0 or not show up at all.

-t, --object-type=TYPE

Read only objects of given type (node, way, relation, changeset). By default all types are read. This option can be given multiple times.

Common Options

-h, --help

Show usage help.

-v, --verbose

Set verbose mode. The program will output information about what it is doing to STDERR.

--progress

Show progress bar. Usually a progress bar is only displayed if STDOUT and STDERR are detected to be TTY. With this option a progress bar is always shown. Note that a progress bar will never be shown when reading from STDIN or a pipe.

--no-progress

Do not show progress bar. Usually a progress bar is displayed if STDOUT and STDERR are detected to be a TTY. With this option the progress bar is suppressed. Note that a progress bar will never be shown when reading from STDIN or a pipe.

Input Options

-F, --input-format=FORMAT

The format of the input file(s). Can be used to set the input format if it can’t be autodetected from the file name(s). This will set the format for all input files, there is no way to set the format for some input files only. See osmium-file-formats(5) or the libosmium manual for details.

Output Options

-f, --output-format=FORMAT

The format of the output file. Can be used to set the output file format if it can’t be autodetected from the output file name. See osmium-file-formats(5) or the libosmium manual for details.

--fsync

Call fsync after writing the output file to force flushing buffers to disk.

--generator=NAME

The name and version of the program generating the output file. It will be added to the header of the output file. Default is “osmium/” and the version of osmium.

-o, --output=FILE

Name of the output file. Default is `-' (STDOUT).

-O, --overwrite

Allow an existing output file to be overwritten. Normally osmium will refuse to write over an existing file.

--output-header=OPTION=VALUE

Add output header option. This command line option can be used multiple times for different OPTIONs. See the libosmium manual for a list of available header options. For some commands you can use the special format “OPTION!” (ie. an exclamation mark after the OPTION and no value set) to set the value to the same as in the input file.

Diagnostics

osmium cat exits with exit code

0

if everything went alright,

1

if there was an error processing the data, or

2

if there was a problem with the command line arguments.

Memory Usage

osmium cat does all its work on the fly and doesn’t keep much data in main memory.

Examples

Convert a PBF file to a compressed XML file:

osmium cat -o out.osm.bz2 in.osm.pbf

Concatenate all change files in the `changes' directory into one:

osmium cat -o all-changes.osc.gz changes/*.osc.gz

Copy nodes and ways from source to destination file:

osmium cat -o dest.osm.pbf source.osm.pbf -t node -t way

Remove changeset, uid, and user from a file to protect personal data:

osmium cat -c changeset -c uid -c user -o cleaned.osm.pbf data.osm.pbf

See Also

Contact

If you have any questions or want to report a bug, please go to https://osmcode.org/contact.html

Authors

Jochen Topf <jochen@topf.org>.

Referenced By

osmium(1), osmium-show(1).

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