The MetaStock Data Conversion Command Line Utils are utilities to convert from MetaStock binary data (MASTER and Fxxx.DAT) format to MetaStock ASCII (8 Field) format and back.
|Tags||Office/Business Financial Investment|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux Windows|
Release Notes: This release uses pthreads to implement asc2ms, so increasing the performance drastically. This release has a new feature in asc2ms to forcewrite the database if the files are locked. Performance tuning has been done on the utils using Intel VTune Performance analyser.
Release Notes: ms2asc now has a --descMaster command option for describing the contents of the database. A new Perl script for sorting ms2asc outputted data was also added.
Release Notes: The ms2singleasc.pl tool was added to supplement the ms2asc tool. This tool creates per ticker ASCII files. A lot of optimizations were made to the asc2ms tool, so it now runs noticeably faster.
Release Notes: A progress bar indicator was added for both asc2ms and ms2asc. The issue in the Windows version of asc2ms were the last line was not being converted was fixed.
Release Notes: asc2ms now takes input from the standard input device, and ms2asc outputs to the standard output device.