- dumps the content of a xBase file to the terminal
Dumps the contents of xbase_file
to standard output. The first line
contains the field names appearing in xbase_file
, and each of the
following lines contains the field values of a record. Field names and values
are padded by spaces to their field widths. Empty fields are printed as the
- output header info (field descriptions).
- Prints the column field definitions before other output.
Each field definition consists of a line of the form
- Field: index, Type=type,
Title=`name´, Width= width,
- where index is the zero offset column number of the
field; the type indicates the datatype of the field value and is
either "Integer", "Real" or "String";
name is the field´s name; width is the number of
bytes reserved for the field´s value; and precision is the
number of decimal places of precision for "Real" type fields,
and is zero for "Integer" and "String" type
- output raw field info, numeric values not reformatted.
- Prints the exact bytes occurring in xbase_file for
field values and suppresses printing "(NULL)" for empty
- output one line per field.
- Prints each record in multiline format separated by empty
lines. The first line of a record gives the number of the record in the
- Records: record_index
- where record_index is the zero offset number of the
record in the file, and then each field of the record appears on its own
line in the format
- name: value
dbfdump -h testbase.dbf
- the name of an existing xBase file.
assuming that testbase.dbf
has 1 record (inserted by other example using
), this command line will produce the following output:
Field 0: Type=String, Title=´NAME´, Width=20, Decimals=0
Field 1: Type=Double, Title=´AREA´, Width=9, Decimals=3
Field 2: Type=Double, Title=´VALUE´, Width=9, Decimals=2
NAME AREA VALUE REGION1 25.656 150.22
- Successful program execution.
- Missing xbase_file argument.
- Failed to open xbase_file.
- There are no fields in xbase_file.
The following diagnostics may be issued on stdout:
There are no fields in this table!
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was created by Eduardo Patoo Kanegae and converted to manpage by Johan Van de
Wauw. It was further enhanced with the man page written by Joonas Pihlaja
Unless the -r
option is given, values in numeric fields that overflow the
types of the C
language are printed as plus
or minus a huge number. For integer fields the huge value is HUGE_VALL
from <stdlib.h> and for real fields it is HUGE_VALF