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       csv2yapet - convert CSV file to YAPET file


       csv2yapet [[-c] | [-h] | [-V]] [-p {password}] [-q] [-s {separator}] {src} {dst}


       The csv2yapet utility converts a CSV file src to an YAPET file dst. The expected columns
       and column order of the CSV file is explained in the section called “Source File Format”.

       For each successfully imported source file record a corresponding YAPET password record
       will be generated in the resulting file.

       After the successful conversion the file dst can be opened with yapet(1).

       The file suffix .pet is appended to the output file dst if not provided as part of the
       file path.

       The password either entered on the standard input or provided as command line argument
       using the -p option is used to encrypt the destination file dst and must be used to
       decrypt the file content when opening the file in yapet(1).

       csv2yapet will not overwrite existing destination files. If the destination file already
       exists csv2yapet will abort the conversion.

       Errors during the conversion process will be displayed unless the -q option is provided.

   Source File Format
       The source file src to be converted has to be organized as CSV file. The default character
       for delimiting the fields is ',' (comma) unless specified differently on the command line
       providing the -s option (refer to the section called “OPTIONS”).

       Fields containing the field separator character have to be enclosed in double quotes (").

       Double quote characters to be converted literally, has each to be preceded by another
       double quote character (see the section called “EXAMPLES”).

       The following table will describe the fields of the source CSV file as expected by

       Table 1. Source file format
       │            Column #YAPET record field             │
       │               1                       │                  Name                           │
       │               2                       │                  Host                           │
       │               3                       │                  Username                       │
       │               4                       │                  Password                       │
       │               5                       │                  Comment                        │

       See the section called “EXAMPLES” for an example CSV file.


       The following options are supported:

       -c, --copyright
           Show the copyright information.

       -h, --help
           Print a help text.

       -p password, --password password
           The password to be used to encrypt the YAPET file. If csv2yapet is invoked without
           this option, it will prompt for the password on the standard input.

       -q, --quiet
           Enable the quiet mode. No details about errors are reported.

       -s separator, --separator separator
           Change the default field separator ',' (comma) to the single character separator.

       -V, --version
           Show the version of csv2yapet.


       The following operands are required:

           The source CSV file to be converted. It must be of the format described in the section
           called “Source File Format”.

           The resulting YAPET file holding the content of src encrypted. This file must not
           exist prior the conversion process, else csv2yapet will not start the conversion and


       Example 1. An example of a CSV file accepted by csv2yapet.

       The following example shows an excerpt of a CSV file as accepted for conversion by

       As the second line shows, fields can be blank but the separator may not be omitted.

           ssh host,,johndoe,secret,Linux machine
           mail account,,john_doe,secret,

       Example 2. An example of a CSV file accepted by csv2yapet using double quotes.

       The following example shows an excerpt of a CSV file as accepted for conversion by

       The first line demonstrates how to double quote fields containing the separator character.
       The second line shows how to literally convert double quote characters.

           "ssh, ftp, and http server",,johndoe,secret,Linux machine
           mail account,,john_doe,secret,"John ""the Unknown"" Doe"

       Example 3. Invoking csv2yapet.

       The following example shows how to invoke csv2yapet in order to convert a CSV file to an
       YAPET file. If the -s option is not given, csv2yapet will ask for a password as shown:

           $ csv2yapet passwords.csv
           Please enter the password for
           Please re-type the password:

  successfully created.


           No error.

           Wrong command line arguments provided.

           The passwords provided on the standard input do not match.

           The destination file dst already exists.

           An unexpected error occurred.


       Please report bugs to[1].


       Rafael Ostertag




       csv2yapet is part of YAPET.

       YAPET -- Yet Another Password Encryption Tool

       Copyright (C) 2008 - 2010 Rafael Ostertag

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