"Character-Separated-Values" files are broadly used on computers. It's an easy way to provide 2-dimensions structures of data - and 2-dimensions structures of data are so easily mentally or physically represented that they are the first solution we think of, to capture information. Usually, simple Text editors are used to quickly edit Csv files, recreating the "columns" of information mentally. If the process becomes heavier, users then turn to spreadsheet software - Excel or OpenOffice "Calc", that are excellent to process such structures. However using these spreadsheet tools has some drawbacks :
This simple tool is implemented to bridge the gap between the two types of software (Text editors and Spreadsheet processors) for processing Csv files. It is not replacing neither of them but you may find it useful for many tasks. In addition, a command-line processor, very simple to use, allows to automate some tasks you may need on such files.
Some more information on the "CSV" format... : CSV is in fact commonly defined as an acronym for 'Comma-Separated-Values' however the separator is not always a Comma - since it's not the most convenient separator and is quite often a source of issues ('Oops - the column 7 contains a comma on row 124...'). Hence my definitiion as 'Character-Separated-Values'. This format is not a very well-defined standard (at least many people "think" they are building csv files although not following a real standard), however you can look at RFC 4180 to get more info. Or of course your preferred search engine or wikipedia can help you to get tons of documents on the topic...
Some features of Charsep
Charsep is a java-developped multiplatform program, using a "Swing" user-interface - and therefore can run on MacOS, Linux, Windows...Below is a non-exhaustive list of features provided in Charsep
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