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       pspp-convert - convert SPSS files to other formats


       pspp-convert [options] input output
       pspp-convert --help | -h
       pspp-convert --version | -v


       The pspp-convert program reads input, which may be an SPSS system file, an SPSS/PC+ system
       file, an SPSS portable file, or an encrypted SPSS syntax file, and writes  it  to  output,
       performing format conversion as necessary.

       The  format  of input is automatically detected, when possible.  The character encoding of
       old SPSS system files cannot always be guessed correctly, and SPSS/PC+ system files do not
       include any indication of their encoding.  Use -e encoding to specify the encoding in this

       By default, the intended format for output is inferred from its extension:

       txt    Comma-separated value.  Each value is formatted according to its  variable's  print
              format.  The first line in the file contains variable names.

       sys    SPSS system file.

       por    SPSS portable file.

       sps    SPSS syntax file.  (Only encrypted syntax files may be converted to this format.)

       Use -O extension to override the inferred format or to specify the format for unrecognized

       pspp-convert can convert most input formats to most output formats.  Encrypted system file
       and  syntax  files  are  exceptions: if the input file is in an encrypted format, then the
       output file must be the same format (decrypted).


       -O format
              Specifies the desired output format.  format must be one of the  extensions  listed
              above, e.g. -O csv requests comma-separated value output.

       -c maxcases
              By  default,  all cases are copied from input to output.  Specifying this option to
              limit the number of cases written to output to maxcases.

       -e charset
              Overrides the encoding in which character strings in input are  interpreted.   This
              option  is  necessary  because  old  SPSS  system  files do not self-identify their

       -p password
              Specifies the password to use to decrypt encrypted SPSS system file or syntax  file
              input.  If this option is not specified, pspp-convert prompts for the password.

              On  multiuser  systems, this option may not be safe because other users may be able
              to see the password in process listings.

       --help Prints a usage message on stdout and exits.

              Prints version information on stdout and exits.


       Ben Pfaff.


       pspp(1), psppire(1).