Combining CSV Files and Verifying Line Count

1500 .csv files bogging down an import system due to the number of files.

Combine files into 1 file.

Problem #1:
All files have a header row with field names.

Solution #1:
Combine all the files while stripping off the

find . -name "*.csv" | xargs -n 1 tail -n +2 > big.csv

Problem #2:
I’m not sure if I have all the lines I should.

Solution #2:
Verify number of lines in the file and compare to row count from a database.

sed -n '$=' big.csv

Problem #3:
This removed the header row that I need at the very top of the file.

Solution #3:
Create file (header.csv) with a single line containing the field names that we stripped off earlier.
Then take header and big and combing them into our final csv file:

cat header.csv big.csv > final.csv


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