What folks may not realize, is that MarcEdit 5.0 includes a command-line program. I added a few more command-line switches to give users access to the XML transformations through the command-line.
At this point, the following arguments are available:
-s: Path to file to be processed.
If calling the join utility, source must be files
delimited by the “;” character
-d: Path to destination file.
If call the split utility, dest should specify a folder
where split files will be saved.
If this folder doesn’t exist, one will be created.
-mxslt: Path to the MARCXML XSLT file.
-batch: Specifies Batch Processing Mode
-break: Specifies MarcBreaker algorithem
-make: Specifies MarcMaker algorithem
-marcxml: Specifies MARCXML algorithem
-xmlmarc: Specifics the MARCXML to MARC algorithem
-join: Specifies join MARC File algorithem
-split: Specifies split MARC File algorithem
-records: Specifies number of records per file [used with split command].
-raw: [Optional] Turns of mnemonic processing (returns raw data)
-utf8: [Optional] Turns on UTF-8 processing — only applicable when breaking data
-marc8: [Optional] Turns on MARC-8 processing — only applicable when making records
-help: Returns usage information
So very simply — if you want to break a file:
>>cmarcedit.exe -s yourfile.mrc -d yourdestfile.mrk -break
If you want to make a file:
>>cmarcedit.exe -s yourfile.mrk -d yourfiletomarc.mrc -make
Remember to update your instance of MarcEdit if you want to give this a try. Update from: MarcEdit50_Setup.exe.