stag-splitter.pl man page

stag-splitter — splits a stag file into multiple files

Synopsis

stag-splitter -split person -name social_security_no file.xml

Description

Splits a file using a user specified parser (default xml) around a specified split node, naming each file according to the name argument

the files will be named anonymously, unless the '-name' switch is specified; this will use the value of the specified element as the filename

eg; if we have

<top>
  <a>
    <b>foo</b>
    <c>yah</c>
    <d>
      <e>xxx</e>
    </d>
  </a>
  <a>
    <b>bar</b>
    <d>
      <e>wibble</e>
    </d>
  </a>
</top>

if we run

stag-splitter -split a -name b

it will generate two files, "foo.xml" and "bar.xml"

input format can be 'xml', 'sxpr' or 'itext' - if this is left blank the format will be guessed from the file suffix

the output format defaults to the same as the input format, but another can be chosen.

files go in the current directory, but this can be overridden with the '-dir' switch

Usage

stag-splitter [-split <ELEMENT-NAME>] [-name <ELEMENT-NAME>] [-dir <DIR>] [-format <INPUT-FORMAT>] [-outformat <OUTPUT-FORMAT>] <FILENAMES>
-p|parser FORMAT
FORMAT is one of xml, sxpr or itext, or the name of a perl module

xml assumed as default
-w|writer FORMAT
FORMAT is one of xml, sxpr or itext, or the name of a perl module
-split|s NODE
node to split on
-name|n NODE
field/element to use when naming files

will use surrogate IDs if this argument not specified
-dir|d DIR
write files to this directory

Info

2009-12-14 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation