Flat File Extractor 0.3.4

Read and parse different flat file structures
Flat File Extractor - The Terminal window presents a list of commands that you can use with the application
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Flat File Extractor is a free and open source command-line utility that can be used for parsing different flat file structures and printing them in different formats. Flat File Extractor can also process fixed length binary files.

Main areas of use are:
· Extracting particular fields or records from a flat file, text or binary
· Converting data from one format to an other, e.g. from CSV to fixed length
· Verifying a flat file structure
· Testing tool for flat file development
· Displaying flat file content in human readable form
· Modifying flat file structures
· Map flat file fields to another format

Main features:

  • Command-line tool
  • Reads standard input and writes to standard output as default
  • One input file can contain several types of records (lines or binary blocks)
  • Fields in a flat file can be fixed length text or binary fields or separated fields
  • Input file structure and output definitions are independent, meaning one output format can be used with several input files
  • Input file structure and output format are configurable, they are not predefined
  • Output can be formatted e.g.: fixed length, separated, tokenized, XML, SQL,...
  • ffe tries to guess the input format, user needs not to give it as a parameter

last updated on:
March 31st, 2014, 9:20 GMT
file size:
291 KB
license type:
developed by:
Timo Savinen
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Universal Binary
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What's New in This Release:
  • Zombie processes are now properly reaped using SIG_IGN
  • New printing directive %C
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