recsel(1) print records from a recfile


recsel [OPTION]... [-t TYPE] [-j FIELD] [-n INDEXES | -e RECORD_EXPR | -q STR | -m NUM] [-c | (-p|-P) FIELD_EXPR] [FILE]...


Select and print rec data.
-d, --include-descriptors
print record descriptors along with the matched records.
-C, --collapse
do not section the result in records with newlines.
-S, --sort=FIELD,...
sort the output by the specified fields.
-G, --group-by=FIELD,...
group records by the specified fields.
-U, --uniq
remove duplicated fields in the output records.
-s, --password=STR
decrypt confidential fields with the given password.
print a help message and exit.
show version and exit.

Record selection options:

-i, --case-insensitive
make strings case-insensitive in selection expressions.
-t, --type=TYPE
operate on records of the specified type only.
-e, --expression=RECORD_EXPR
selection expression.
-q, --quick=STR
select records with fields containing a string.
-n, --number=NUM,...
select specific records by position, with ranges.
-m, --random=NUM
select a given number of random records.
-j, --join=FIELD
perform an inner join using the specified field.

Output options:

-p, --print=FIELDS
comma-separated list of fields to print for each matching record.
-P, --print-values=FIELDS
as -p, but print only the values of the selected fields.
-R, --print-row=FIELDS
as -P, but separate the values with spaces instead of newlines.
-c, --count
print a count of the matching records instead of the records themselves.

Special options:

print the data in sexps instead of rec format.


Written by Jose E. Marchesi.


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