To prepare for execution of the various data compilers, it is necessary first to convert the authority files to flat-file format. In this format, each field is filled to its maximum length.
To run the script, use a command of this form:
A flattened version of the given file is written to the standard output stream.
For example, here are some lines of the output
produced when dbflatten is run on
646074TRNEMANAGER'S RESIDENCE MAREVA 646075TRNEOCCOQUAN/BELV DTR TRAINING OCCOVA 646077ITSE RIFISC 646078ITSE WOLASC 646080ITSEINTERN HOUSE INHOSC