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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

       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

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

       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 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 csv2yapet.

       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

       The following example shows an excerpt of a CSV file as accepted for
       conversion by csv2yapet.

       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 the author (see the section called “AUTHOR”), or
       (preferably) point your browser to[1] and create
       a bug report.


       Rafael Ostertag




       csv2yapet is part of YAPET.

       YAPET -- Yet Another Password Encryption Tool

       Copyright (C) 2008, 2009 Rafael Ostertag

       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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       Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your
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       this program, or any covered work, by linking or combining it with the
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