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The name csvsed was already taken, so this is ... csvhawk, the CSV stream editor.

Note that this software is very alpha, it has been created/used for one specific goal only.


$ cat input.csv
"john","555","john was very verbose.
overly verbose if you ask me."
"amy","123"," amy likes spaces "

Get help with -h:

$ csvhawk -h
usage: csvhawk [-h] [-w] [-d N] [FILE]

CSV stream editor.

positional arguments:
  FILE              the file to process

optional arguments:
  -h, --help        show this help message and exit
  -w, --normalize   normalize whitepace: remove non-SP and collapse spaces
  -d N, --delete N  delete column N (by name)

Remove excess whitespace using -w:

$ cat input.csv | csvhawk -w
"john","555","john was very verbose. overly verbose if you ask me."
"amy","123","amy likes spaces"

Remove columns using -d:

$ csvhawk -d Username -d Notes input.csv


csvhawk 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, version 3 or any later version.