Renders a CSV to the command line in a readable, fixed-width format:

usage: csvlook [-h] [-d DELIMITER] [-t] [-q QUOTECHAR] [-u {0,1,2,3}] [-b]
               [-p` ESCAPECHAR] [-e ENCODING]

Render a CSV file in the console as a fixed-width table.

positional arguments:
  FILE                  The CSV file to operate on. If omitted, will accept
                        input on STDIN.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

If a table is too wide to display properly try truncating it using csvcut.

If the table is too long, try filtering it down with grep or piping the output to less.

See also: Arguments common to all utilities.


Basic use:

$ csvlook examples/testfixed_converted.csv

This utility is especially useful as a final operation when piping through other utilities:

$ csvcut -c 9,1 examples/realdata/FY09_EDU_Recipients_by_State.csv | csvlook