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       csv2yapet - convert CSV file to YAPET file


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


       Convert  a  CSV  file  src  to an YAPET file dst. The default character for delimiting the
       fields is ´,´ (comma) unless specified otherwise on the command line by providing  the  -s
       option (refer to the section called “OPTIONS”).

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

       In order to convert a double quote character it has to be preceded by another double quote
       character (see the section called “EXAMPLES”).

       The following table describes the fields of the source CSV file as expected by csv2yapet:

       Table 1. Source file format
       │    Column #YAPET Record FieldMaximum size in bytes     │
       │        1           │       Record Name                │       127                       │
       │        2           │       Host Name                  │       255                       │
       │        3           │       User Name                  │       255                       │
       │        4           │       Password                   │       255                       │
       │        5           │       Comment                    │       511                       │

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


       The following options are supported:

           Show copyright.

           Show help.

           Show version.

       -p 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.

           Enable the quiet mode. No details about errors are reported.

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


       The following operands are required:

           The  source  CSV  file to be converted. It must be of the format described in Table 1,
           “Source file format”.

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


       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.

           Error while parsing command line argument.

           The passwords provided on the standard input do not match.

           The destination file dst already exists.

           An unexpected error occurred.


       Please report bugs to


       Rafael Ostertag


       yapet(1), yapet2csv(1)


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