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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting [SHELL] Output formatting Post 302237998 by cfajohnson on Thursday 18th of September 2008 10:05:13 PM
Old 09-19-2008
Originally Posted by Adrnalnrsh
I am looking for a way to format the output of this string into comma separated values (.csv) so I can import into excel.

Also I want to remove any white space generated by the commands, particularly the dmidecode as the output has lots of space in front of Serial Number.


for i in $( cat "ipaddresses.txt" ); do # list of ip addresses

There is no need for cat (and it will cause the script to fail if any lines in the file contain spaces).
while read i
  : do whatever....
done < ipaddresses.txt

echo "$i" >> host_details.txt;
ssh $i 'hostname ; dmidecode | grep "Serial Number" | head -1 ;
free -m | grep Mem | awk '\''{ print $1,$2 }'\'' ;
uname -r ; ' >> host_details.txt

Current output looks like.

[root@server user]# cat test23.txt
-WHITE SPACE--Serial Number: F3FF071
Mem: 2007

What do you want it to look like?

Generally, formatting is done with printf:

## Shell code:
  printf "%s," "something"  "something else"   "something new" "something old"  
} > host_details.txt


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