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NAME - Join multiple CSV or TSV text files into a single text file

SYNOPSIS TextFiles... [-f, --fast] [-h, --help] [--indelim comma | semicolon] [-l, --label yes | no] [-o, --overwrite] [--outdelim comma | tab | semicolon] [-q, --quote yes | no] [-r, --root rootname] [-w, --workingdir dirname] TextFiles...


Multiple CSV or TSV TextFiles are joined to generate a single text file. 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 TextFiles. Any file which doesn't correspond to the format indicated by --indelim option is ignored.


-f, --fast

In this mode, --indelim and -q --quote options are ignored. The format of input and output file(s) are assumed to be similar. And the text lines from TextFiles are simply transferred to output file without any processing.

-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.

-l, --label yes | no

First line contains column labels. Possible values: yes or no. Default value: yes.

-o, --overwrite

Overwrite existing files.

--outdelim comma | tab | semicolon

Output text file delimiter. Possible values: comma, tab, or semicolon Default value: comma.

-q, --quote yes | no

Put quotes around column values in output text file. Possible values: yes or no. Default value: yes.

-r, --root rootname

New text file name is generated using the root: <Root>.<Ext>. Default file name: <FirstTextFileName>1To<Count>Joined.<Ext>. The csv, and tsv <Ext> values are used for comma/semicolon, and tab delimited text files respectively.

-w, --workingdir dirname

Location of working directory. Default: current directory.


To join CSV text files, type:

% -o Sample1.csv Sample2.csv
% -o *.csv

To join Sample*.tsv TSV text files into a NewSample.tsv file, type:

% -o -r NewSample Sample*.tsv


Manish Sud



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