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Old 10-21-2009
Bash: Advice put data in a table


I get some differents output from a bash script.
My goal is to sort them in a kind of table, something like:

############ TABLE ###############
# field1 | field2 |....................| fieldn |
# val1 val2
Actually the table can change and I don't care about the shape, I'm just looking if there's a well know way to put the output of a script in a table or if someone has his own best way to do that.

Any idea will be appreciate


# 2  
Old 10-21-2009
Try tabs.

echo "----------------------------------------------------------------------"
echo -e "col1\tcol2\tcol3\tcol4\tcol5\tcol6\tcol7"
echo "----------------------------------------------------------------------"
echo -e "a\tb\tc\td\te\tf\tg"
echo -e "ab\tbc\tcd\tde\tef\tfg\tgh"

The tabs will make the columns line up within 8 character stops.
# 3  
Old 10-21-2009
thank you.

I'm trying, it seems like work fine.

thx for reply
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