$ cutcsv -h cutcsv - the csv swiss army knife (version 0.1.0) Usage: cutcsv OPTION... [FILE] Print selected CSV fields from each specified FILE to standard output. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard output. -f <LIST> Print the specified comma-separated list of fields or ranges (required) -d <CHAR> Use CHAR as a delimiter (defaults to ',') -D <STRING> Use STRING as the output separator (in case of multiple fields). Defaults to the input delimiter. -v Be verbose $ echo "a,b,c\nd,e,f\ng,h,\"i\"" | cutcsv -f2,3 b,c e,f h,i
To my incredible surprise, after a quick look on Google it seemed nobody already
had my idea: making a
cut like interface to deal with CSV files.
(Of course, you can always just do
cut -d, -f1 - but this does not work
properly with quotes.) The idea is quite simple: add support for quotes so that
we can use UNIX tools on pretty much any CSV file.