clevercsv-view - View the CSV file on the command line using TabView

clevercsv view [-e ENCODING | --encoding=ENCODING]
               [-n NUM_CHARS | --num-chars=NUM_CHARS] [-t | --transpose] <path>

The view command is useful to quickly inspect a messy CSV file on the command line.

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-e, --encoding

The file encoding of the given CSV file is automatically detected using chardet. While chardet is incredibly accurate, it is not perfect. In the rare cases that it makes a mistake in detecting the file encoding, you can override the encoding by providing it through this flag. Moreover, when you have a number of CSV files with a known file encoding, you can use this option to speed up the code generation process.

-n, --num-chars

On large CSV files, dialect detection can sometimes be a bit slow due to the large number of possible dialects to consider. To alleviate this, you can limit the number of characters to use for detection.

One aspect to keep in mind is that CleverCSV may need to read a specific number of characters to be able to correctly infer the dialect. For example, in the ``imdb.csv`` file in the GitHub repository, the correct dialect can only be found after at least 66 lines of the file are read. Therefore, if there is availability to run CleverCSV on the entire file, that is generally recommended.

-t, --transpose

Transpose the columns of the input file before viewing


Path to the CSV file

Part of the CleverCSV suite

2023-09-24 Clevercsv 0.8.2