dbcolneaten man page

dbcolneaten — pretty-print columns of Fsdb data (assuming a monospaced font)

Synopsis

dbcolneaten [-E] [field_settings]

Description

dbcolneaten arranges that the Fsdb data appears in neat columns if you view it with a monospaced font. To do this, it pads out each field with spaces to line up the next field.

Field settings are of the form

field op value

OP is >=, =, or <= specifying that the width of that FIELD must be more, equal, or less than that VALUE

dbcolneaten runs in O(1) memory but disk space proportional to the size of data.

Options

-E or --noeoln
Omit padding for the last column (at the end-of-the-line). (Default behavior.)
-e or --eoln
Do padding and include an extra field separator after the last column. (Useful if you're interactively adding a column.)

This module also supports the standard fsdb options:

-d
Enable debugging output.
-i or --input InputSource
Read from InputSource, typically a file name, or "-" for standard input, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
-o or --output OutputDestination
Write to OutputDestination, typically a file name, or "-" for standard output, or (if in Perl) a IO::Handle, Fsdb::IO or Fsdb::BoundedQueue objects.
--autorun or --noautorun
By default, programs process automatically, but Fsdb::Filter objects in Perl do not run until you invoke the run() method. The "--(no)autorun" option controls that behavior within Perl.
--help
Show help.
--man
Show full manual.

Sample Usage

Input

#fsdb fullname homedir uid gid
Mr._John_Heidemann_Junior       /home/johnh     2274    134
Greg_Johnson    /home/greg      2275    134
Root    /root   0       0
# this is a simple database
#   | dbcol fullname homedir uid gid

Command

dbcolneaten

Output

#fsdb -F s fullname       homedir     uid  gid
Mr._John_Heidemann_Junior /home/johnh 2274 134
Greg_Johnson              /home/greg  2275 134
Root                      /root       0    0  
# this is a simple database
#   | dbcol fullname homedir uid gid
#   | dbcolneaten

Bugs

Does not handle tab separators correctly.

See Also

Fsdb.

Info

2016-11-30 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation