recset

RECSET(1)                        User Commands                       RECSET(1)



NAME
       recset - manipulate fields in a recfile

SYNOPSIS
       recset [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Alter or delete fields in records.

       --no-external
              don't use external descriptors.

       --force
              alter the records even if violating record restrictions.

       --help print a help message and exit.

       --version
              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.

   Field selection options:
       -f, --fields=FIELDS
              comma-separated list of field names with optional subscripts.

   Actions:
       -s, --set=VALUE
              change the value of the selected fields.

       -a, --add=VALUE
              add the selected fields with the given value.

       -S, --set-add=VALUE
              change the value of the selected fields.  If they don't exist
              then add a new field with that value.

       -r, --rename=NAME
              rename the selected fields to a given name.  If an entire record
              set is selected then the field is renamed in the record
              descriptor as well.

       -d, --delete
              delete the selected fields.

       -c, --comment
              comment out the selected fields.

AUTHOR
       Written by Jose E. Marchesi.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to: bug-recutils@gnu.org
       GNU recutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/recutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

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

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

              info recutils

       should give you access to the complete manual.



recset 1.7                        March 2014                         RECSET(1)