Chadwick provides the following command-line programs for extracting information from Retrosheet play-by-play event files:
This documentation is intended to be read in conjunction with the materials provided by Retrosheet summarizing the contents of play-by-play files and operation of the DiamondWare versions of these tools. The Chadwick documentation focuses on filling in gaps in the Retrosheet documentation, and on detailing Chadwick-specific extensions the toolset.
Each of the command-line tools shares a common set of options controlling their behavior. These are detailed in the following table.
|-a||Generate ASCII comma-delimited files (default)|
|-d||Print a list of the available fields and descriptions (for use with -f)|
|-e mmdd||The latest date to process (inclusive)|
|-f flist||List of fields to output. The default list can be viewed with -h; the list of available fields can be viewed with -d|
|-ft||Generate FORTRAN format files.|
|-h||Prints description and usage information for the tool.|
|-i *gameid*||Only process the game with ID gameid|
|-n||If in ASCII mode (the default), the first row of the output is a comma-separated list of column headers.|
|-s mmdd||The earliest date to process (inclusive)|
|-y||Specifies the year to use (four digits)|