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NAME - List information about TextFile(s)

SYNOPSIS TextFile(s)... [-a, --all] [-c, --count] [--datacheck] [-d, --detail infolevel] [-e, --empty] [-h, --help] [--indelim comma | semicolon] [-m, --mode colnum | collabel] [-n, --numericaldatacols colnum,[colnum,...] | collabel,[collabel,...]] [-w, --workingdir dirname] TextFile(s)...


List information about TextFile(s) contents: number of lines and columns, empty column values, and so on. The file names are separated by spaces. The valid file extensions are .csv and .tsv for comma/semicolon and tab delimited text files respectively. All other file names are ignored. All the text files in a current directory can be specified by *.csv, *.tsv, or the current directory name. The --indelim option determines the format of TextFile(s). Any file which doesn't correspond to the format indicated by --indelim option is ignored.


-a, --all

List all the available information.

-c, --count

List number of rows and columns. This is default behavior.


List number of numerical and non-numerical values for each column.

-d, --detail infolevel

Level of information to print about lines being ignored. Default: 1. Possible values: 1, 2 or 3.

-e, --empty

List number of empty row and column values.

-h, --help

Print this help message.

--indelim comma | semicolon

Input delimiter for CSV TextFile(s). Possible values: comma or semicolon. Default value: comma. For TSV files, this option is ignored and tab is used as a delimiter.

-m, --mode colnum | collabel

Specify how to identify numerical data columns: using column number or column label. Possible values: colnum or collabel. Default value: colnum.

-n, --numericaldatacols colnum,[colnum,...] | collabel,[collabel,...]

This value is mode specific. It is a list of column number or labels to check for presence of numerical data only; otherwise, the value is flagged. Default value: all;all;....

For colnum mode, input value format is: colnum,...;colnum,...;.... Example:


For collabel mode, input value format is: collabel,...;collabel,...;.... Example:

-w, --workingdir dirname

Location of working directory. Default: current directory.


To count number of lines and columns in Text file(s), type:

% Sample1.csv
% Sample1.csv Sample1.tsv
% *.csv *.tsv

To count number of lines, columns and empty values in Sample1.csv file and print detailed information, type:

% -d 3 -e Sample1.csv

To track all available information and non-numerical values for Mol_ID and MolWeight columns in Sample1.csv file and print detailed information, type:

% -d 3 -a -m collabel -n Mol_ID,MolWeight Sample1.csv


Manish Sud



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