Unix utility for converting a flat file to Excel, DBF format

Is there a utility that runs in Unix and will convert a flat Unix disk file with columnar data into a flat Unix disk file with an Excel format?  Or a .dbf (xBase) format?
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The easiest with flat files, is to use awk to reformat your file from columnar to commas seperated (.csv).  Excel can easily import a CSV file.

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awhite1Author Commented:
Great -- thank you!
One trick with awk, is to set the Output Field Seperator different (OFS) from the Input Field Seperator (FS).
For example:

BEGIN { FS=" "; OFS=","; }
{ print $1,$2,$3,$4,$5; }

Hope this helps,

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