Linux - GeneralThis Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I have been using proprietary software to register sales, client info, etc. for several years and would like to extract the data so that I can use it, putting it into a database or in some convenient format (csv, plain text files, xml, etc.).
The files are readable, you can actually see words and sentences, numbers which correspond to data, etc., however they are (I think) binary files with .fic and .ndx extensions, there is tons of non-sensical characters, (I would say 95% of the characters) in the files, which are very long.
I have googled it and have learned that they are database-related files and can be read by certain programs and tools, but have not been able to figure out how to go about reading them and actually converting them into human readable format.
I'd prefer this process to be as automated and as simple as possible, but am a programmer (not profession) and could write some code as well.
Any ideas? Any takers?
Last edited by rm_-rf_windows; 09-29-2013 at 02:55 PM.
(..) I have been using proprietary software to register sales, client info, etc. for several years and would like to extract the data (..) I have (..) learned that they are database-related files and can be read by certain programs and tools, but have not been able to figure out how (..)
What's missing from this picture is the actual name and version of the "proprietary software to register sales, client info, etc", the exact names of the "certain programs and tools" you mentioned and likely an explanation why you're not using your "proprietary software to register sales, client info, etc" to export the data. I hope you understand that without posting that (why withhold it in the first place?) nothing but conjecture remains...