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Ascii Data Tools

A suite of tools for identifying, reading, enriching and editing ASCII data records.

Such records are commonly used for data transfer within the banking (e.g. transfer statements between banks) and telecommunications sectors (e.g. call detail records).


$ sudo gem install ascii-data-tools


(already implemented)

  • Automatic identification and decoding of fixed length and csv records from flat files, gzipped files or input streams

  • ASCII file editing

  • record normalisation

For more details, check out the Cucumber StoryTests in the “features” folder.


Coming soon!

Supported platforms:

Tested with Ruby 1.8.7, 1.9.2 under *nix


Copyright (C) 2011 Jake Benilov <>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

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