yapet2csv man page

yapet2csv — convert YAPET file to CSV file


yapet2csv [[-c] | [-h] | [-V]] [-H] [-p {password}] [-q] [-s {separator}] {src} {dst}


Convert a YAPET file to a CSV file. The source file specified by src will not be modified.

The resulting CSV file dst has the format as shown in Table 1, “CSV file format”.

Table 1. CSV file format

Column # YAPET record field
1 Record Name
2 Host Name
3 User Name
4 Password
5 Comment



Show help.


Show copyright.


Show version.


Add header line to CSV file.


Use the master password password provided to decrypt src. The use of this option is not recommended for security reasons.

By default, yapet2csv prompts for the master password.


Do not produce verbose output, except for error messages. By default, yapet2csv will print a period for each converted password record to stdout.



Source YAPET pathname which will be converted to CSV and stored in dst. If the file path does not end in .pet, yapet2csv will append .pet to the operand.


Pathname where the converted YAPET file will be stored. The file must not exist prior to invoking yapet2csv. Refer to Table 1, “CSV file format” for the format of the resulting CSV file dst.


Example 1. Prompt for Master Password

Convert the YAPET file /tmp/foo.pet to a CSV file /tmp/bar.csv. Master password used to decrypt foo.pet will be prompted for:

	$ yapet2csv /tmp/foo.pet /tmp/bar.csv

Example 2. Provide Master Password on command line

Convert the YAPET file /tmp/foo2.pet to a CSV file /tmp/bar2.csv. Master password secret used to decrypt foo2.pet is provided on command line:

	$ yapet2csv -p secret /tmp/foo2.pet /tmp/bar2.csv

Exit Status


Successful completion.


Error while parsing command line arguments.


File dst already exists.


An error occurred.


Please report bugs to http://bugs.guengel.ch/.


Rafael Ostertag rafi@guengel.ch

See Also

yapet(1), csv2yapet(1)

Referenced By

csv2yapet(1), yapet(1).

02/23/2014 yapet2csv 1.0 User Commands