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       Table - read and write ASCII and FITS tables


       asttable [OPTION...] ASTRdata


       Table is part of GNU Astronomy Utilities 0.18.  Table can be used to view the information,
       select columns, or convert tables.  The  inputs  and  outputs  can  be  plain  text  (with
       white-space or comma as delimiters), FITS ascii, or FITS binary tables. The output columns
       can either be selected by number (counting from 1), name or using regular expressions. For
       regular expressions, enclose the value to the '--column' ('-c') option in slashes ('\', as
       in '-c\^mag\'). To print the selected columns on the command-line, don't specify an output

       For  more  information, please run any of the following commands. In particular the second
       contains a very  comprehensive  explanation  of  Table's  invocation:  expected  input(s),
       output(s), and a full description of all the options.

       All options and their values:
              $ asttable -P

       Inputs/Outputs and options:
              $ info asttable

       Full section in manual/book:
              $ info Table

       Full Gnuastro manual/book:
              $ info gnuastro

       If  you  couldn't find your answer in the manual, you can get direct help from experienced
       Gnuastro users and developers. For more information, please run:

              $ info help-gnuastro

       Table options:


       -b, --noblank=STR[,STR]
              Remove rows with blank in given columns.

       -c, --column=STR
              Column number (counting from 1) or search string.

       -C, --catcolumns=STR
              Columns to use in --catcolumnfile.

       -E, --noblankend=STR[,STR] Sim. to --noblank, at end (e.g., after arith.).

       -h, --hdu=STR/INT
              Extension name or number of input data.

              Coord. columns that are inside '--polygon'.

       -I, --ignorecase
              Ignore case in matching/searching columns.

       -L, --catcolumnfile=FITS/TXT
              File(s) to be concatenated by column.

              Coord. columns that are outside '--polygon'.

       -R, --catrowfile=FITS/TXT
              File(s) to be concatenated by row.

              Select column(s): 'name', 'unit', 'comment'.

              Micro-seconds to wait for standard input.

       -u, --catcolumnhdu=STR/INT HDU/Extension(s) in catcolumnfile.

       -w, --wcsfile=FITS
              File with WCS if conversion is requested.

       -W, --wcshdu=STR
              HDU in file with WCS for conversion.

       -X, --catrowhdu=STR/INT
              HDU/Extension(s) in --catrowfile.


              Don't touch column names of --catcolumnfile.

       -D, --dontdelete
              Don't delete output if it exists.

       -i, --information
              Only print table and column information.

       -K, --keepinputdir
              Keep input directory for automatic output.

       -m, --colmetadata=STR,STR[,STR,STR]
              Update output metadata (name, unit, comments).

       -o, --output=STR
              Output file name.

       -O, --colinfoinstdout
              Column info/metadata when printing to stdout.

              Table fmt: 'fits-ascii', 'fits-binary', 'txt'.

              WCS linear matrix of output ('pc' or 'cd').

              Rows in output:

       -d, --descending
              Sort in descending order: largets first.

              Use GSL_RNG_SEED env. for '--rowrandom'.

       -e, --equal=STR,FLT[,...]
              Column, values to keep in output.

       -H, --head=INT
              Only return given number of top rows.

       -n, --notequal=STR,FLT[,...]
              Column, values to remove from output.

              Polygon vertices, also a DS9 region file.

              Number of rows to select randomly.

              Only rows in this row-counter range.

       -r, --range=STR,FLT:FLT
              Column, and range to limit output.

       -s, --sort=STR/INT
              Column name or number for sorting.

       -t, --tail=INT
              Only return given number of bottom rows.

              Operating modes:

       -?, --help
              give this help list

              List all config files and variables read.

       --cite BibTeX citation for this program.

              Read configuration file STR immediately.

              Do not parse any more configuration files.

       --log  Information about output(s) in a log file.

              Min. bytes to avoid RAM automatically.

       -N, --numthreads=INT
              Number of CPU threads to use.

              Only run if the program version is STR.

       -P, --printparams
              Print parameter values to be used and abort.

              Don't print mmap'd file's name and size.

       -q, --quiet
              Only report errors, remain quiet about steps.

       -S, --setdirconf
              Set default values for this directory and abort.

              give a short usage message

       -U, --setusrconf
              Set default values for this user and abort.

       -V, --version
              print program version

       Mandatory or optional arguments to long options are also mandatory  or  optional  for  any
       corresponding short options.

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       Copyright  ©  2015-2022 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU General public
       license version 3 or later.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

       Written/developed by Mohammad Akhlaghi


       The full documentation for Table is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and Table
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info Table

       should give you access to the complete manual.