The usage of
stilts <stilts-flags> tcopy ifmt=<in-format> ofmt=<out-format> [in=]<table> [out=]<out-table>If you don't have the
stiltsscript installed, write "
java -jar stilts.jar" instead of "
stilts" - see Section 3. The available
<stilts-flags>are listed in Section 2.1. For programmatic invocation, the Task class for this command is
Parameter values are assigned on the command line as explained in Section 2.3. They are as follows:
ifmt = <in-format>(String)
in. The known formats are listed in Section 5.1.1. This flag can be used if you know what format your table is in. If it has the special value
(auto)(the default), then an attempt will be made to detect the format of the table automatically. This cannot always be done correctly however, in which case the program will exit with an error explaining which formats were attempted. This parameter is ignored for scheme-specified tables.
in = <table>(StarTable)
-", meaning standard input. In this case the input format must be given explicitly using the
ifmtparameter. Note that not all formats can be streamed in this way.
<" character at the start, or a "
|" character at the end ("
<syscmd" or "
syscmd|"). This executes the given pipeline and reads from its standard output. This will probably only work on unix-like systems.
ofmt = <out-format>(String)
(auto)" (the default), then the output filename will be examined to try to guess what sort of file is required usually by looking at the extension. If it's not obvious from the filename what output format is intended, an error will result.
out = <out-table>(TableConsumer)