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Convert a Dbase file to a text file

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I am wondering if there is a utility in unix to convert a
dbase file (with an extension .dbf) to a text file
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Why ?
Do that on a DOS PC with dBASE !
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Xcuse me , i only wanted to make a comment, but submited it as answer.
Please reject it.
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 Unfortunately I don't think there may be any Unix utilities.  However, you can do it on a PC without requiring DBase.  Install an MS Office product like Excel, and make sure you include the DBase driver (do a custom install, or re-run setup).  Then, you can open DBase files in Excel and export from there.
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perl :)
with the DBD-Xbase module

pick it from your closest CPAN site
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