Simple Text Converter

July 25, 2011

This is a simple wordlist converter. I wanted to try out argparse and continue learning about python. This is the result. I really liked working with argparse and think this is a good example.

Convert wordlist text files to various formats.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --verbose         Increases messages being printed to stdout
  -x, --xml             Convert Wordlist to XML (one layer only)
  -c, --csv             Convert Wordlist to csv
  -i INPUTFILE, --inputfile INPUTFILE
                        Name of file to be imported
  -o OUTPUTFILE, --outputfile OUTPUTFILE
                        Output file name
  --version             show program's version number and exit

##Converter by Brad Poulton July 2011
##python v3.2
import sys,argparse
from xml.dom.minidom import parse, parseString

#Declare commandline options and setup argparse
cmdparser=argparse.ArgumentParser(description='Convert wordlist text files to various formats.', prog='Text Converter')
cmdparser.add_argument('-v','--verbose',action='store_true',dest='verbose',help='Increases messages being printed to stdout')
cmdparser.add_argument('-x','--xml',action='store_true',dest='toxml',help='Convert Wordlist to XML (one layer only)')
cmdparser.add_argument('-c','--csv',action='store_true',dest='tocsv',help='Convert Wordlist to csv')
cmdparser.add_argument('-i','--inputfile',type=argparse.FileType('r'),dest='inputfile',help='Name of file to be imported',required=True)
cmdparser.add_argument('-o','--outputfile',type=argparse.FileType('w'),dest='outputfile',help='Output file name',required=True)
cmdparser.add_argument('--version',action='version',version='%(prog)s v0.1')
#cmdparser.add_argument('-t','--inputtype',type=int,dest='inputtype',help='File type of input. (e.g. 0 - Wordlist, 1 - CSV, 2 - XML')
args = cmdparser.parse_args()

#prepare the file

def main(argv):
	#parse through commandline args
	args.outputfile.dest = 'test.txt'
	if args.verbose: 
		print ('Verbose Selected')
	if args.toxml:
		if args.verbose:
			print ('Convert to XML Selected')
	if args.tocsv:
		if args.verbose:
			print ('Convert to CSV selected')
	if not (args.toxml or args.tocsv):
		cmdparser.error('No action requested, add -x or -c')
	return 1

def converttoxml():
	if args.verbose:
		print ('converting to xml...')
	for row in args.inputfile:
		args.outputfile.write('  \n')
		args.outputfile.write('    %s\n' % row)
		args.outputfile.write('  \n')

def converttocsv():
	if args.verbose:
		print ('converting to csv...')
	lineoutput = ''
	#wordlist to csv
	for line in args.inputfile:
		lineoutput+=(str(line).rstrip() + ", ")
	print('Done converting ' + + ' to ' +

if (__name__ == "__main__"):


Leave a Reply