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NAME

       raconvert - convert comma-separated ASCII argus(8) data, to binary argus(8) data.

SYNOPSIS

       raconvert -r input -w output

DESCRIPTION

       Raconvert  reads  comman separated ASCII argus data from a file or stdin, and converts the
       ASCII representation to binary format.  In order for raconver  to  process  the  delimited
       data  correctly,  the  file should be created by ra.1 like programs, using the "-c <char>"
       option to  specify  a  field  separator.   Column  delimiters  can  be  any  non-ambiguous
       character, and are automatically discovered from the files title string.

       Because  raconvert.1  expects the first valid string in the file to be a ra.1 column title
       line, the ra.1 program must use the equivalent of the "-L 0" option.

       The file can present its column oriented data in any order, and raconvert will accomodate.
       Duplicate columns on the same line are allowed, but the final value in the resulting argus
       record with be the last value encountered.

       raconvert.1 can read gzip and bzip2 compressed files, based on the file extension.

USES

       Raconvert is predominately used for reading ASCII represented archive data.  Argus data is
       routinely converted to ASCII for inspection and archiving, due to the good compressibility
       offered by gzip and others.  Argus data is also converted from binary to ASCII and back to
       binary,  as  a  routine  process  to enforce content policies.  The conversion, with ASCII
       inspection ensures that specific data of interest isn't leaked.

INVOCATION

       ra -L0 c , -r argusfile > argus.ascii.csv
       raconvert -r argus.ascii.csv -w argusfile

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2000-2016 QoSient. All rights reserved.

SEE ALSO

       ra(1), rarc(5), argus(8),

FILES

AUTHORS

       Carter Bullard (carter@qosient.com).

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