RECSEL(1)                        User Commands                       RECSEL(1)

       recsel - 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.

       --help 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

       -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

   Special options:
              print the data in sexps instead of rec format.

       Written by Jose E. Marchesi.

       Report bugs to:
       GNU recutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>

       Copyright © 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Jose E. Marchesi.  License
       GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

       The full documentation for recsel is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
       If the info and recsel programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

              info recutils

       should give you access to the complete manual.

recsel 1.7                        March 2014                         RECSEL(1)