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       cldump - Clarion database extractor


       cldump [options] database.dat


       cldump extracts the data contained in a Clarion database; Clarion is a Windows IDE similar
       to Delphi or others, and has its own (simple) database format.

       cldump can extract the data contained in such a  database,  and  export  it  to  CSV,  SQL
       (including the database schema, keys and indexes) or its own format (this format will give
       you all the meta information, but isn't easily parsable).

       A Clarion database consists in a set of files :

       .DAT   files contain the data,

       .Kxx   files contain the key/index data,

       .MEM   files contain the memo entries associated to the data.


       -x n, --decrypt n
              Decrypt an encrypted file. Required argument n indicates the location where the key
              will  be  retrieved.  Valid  values are in the range 1 - 4 inclusive. n = 1 usually

              Decryption happens in-place  so  KEEP  A  BACKUP  as  there  is  no  guarantee  the
              decryption process won't fail. Encrypted files must be decrypted before they can be

              Note that only the data file and the memo  file  are  decrypted  in  this  process;
              key/index files are left untouched as cldump doesn't use them.

       -d, --dump-active
              Dump active entries only

       -D, --dump-data
              Dump the actual data (active and deleted entries)

       -m, --dump-meta
              Dump meta information (no SQL or CSV output format exist for this option)

       -f c, --field-separator c
              Set the field separator to character c. Only valid for CSV output (see below).

       -c, --csv
              Dump data or schema in CSV format

       -S, --sql
              Dump data or schema in SQL format

       -s, --schema
              Dump database schema

       -M, --mysql
              Use MySQL specific construct (backticks, ...)

       -n, --no-memo
              Do not dump memo entries

       -U[charset], --utf8[=charset]
              Transcode  strings  and memos from charset to UTF-8 (charset defaults to ISO8859-1;
              for the list of supported charsets, see iconv --list)


       cldump outputs the data to stdout or stderr depending on the output format  selected,  the
       data to extract and the type of the data (data, meta data).


       The  SQL  output  could  be  improved. Not all the types supported by the Clarion database
       format are implemented yet (due to lack of test databases using these types of data);  see
       the source code for details.

       Please  report bugs to; if possible, please send patches as the set of test
       databases I have is very limited.


       cldump was written by Julien BLACHE <>.