Modify files with File Utilities

Learn how to modify your raw data files across buckets using the File Utilities operation.

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What is File Utilities?

A File Utilities data pipeline operation allows you to modify raw data files from a Google Cloud Storage bucket: encrypt, decrypt, concat or split files.

✅ Supported operations

PGP encryption

  • Encrypt a file to .gpg
  • Decrypt a file from .gpg
More operations will be implemented and released in beta version.

⚙️ How it works

Every time a new file matching the specified rule appears in the source directory, it will be:
  • removed from the source directory,
  • transferred to another directory located in the same storage, inside a folder named with the operation on the file in success,
  • if options have been set accordingly, copied the modified file to an archive directory located in the same storage, inside a folder named as the filename date.

📋 How to deploy a File Utilities data operation

  1. 1.
    Access your tailer folder (created during installation).
  2. 2.
    Create a working folder as you want, and create a JSON file for your data operation inside.
  3. 3.
    Prepare your JSON configuration file. Refer to this page to learn about all the parameters.
  4. 4.
    Access your working folder by running the following command:
    cd "[path to your working folder]"
  5. 5.
    To deploy the data operation, run the following command:
    tailer deploy configuration your-file.json
  6. 6.
    Log in to Tailer Studio to check the status and details of your data operation.
  7. 7.
    Add a file with the proper name template in the source folder.
  8. 8.
    Access your output folder(s), and archive folder, if any, to check the result of the data operation.