How to translate df -h output into a CSV format?

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Old 11-10-2016
How to translate df -h output into a CSV format?


Can someone please let me know as how I can send the below df -h format of a linux system into a CSV format ?

Resource           Size GiB   Used GiB   Avail GiB   Use%   Cleanable GiB*
----------------   --------   --------   ---------   ----   --------------
/data: pre-comp           -   288912.1           -      -                -
/data: post-comp    87397.6    63816.6     23581.0    73%                -
----------------   --------   --------   ---------   ----   --------------

Last edited by Scrutinizer; 11-10-2016 at 05:40 PM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 11-11-2016
I would proceed as follows:

(1) First read the header line and find the character positions of the fields. Since you know the "column titles", this is easy to do.

(2) Then read the following lines:

(2a) A line starting with a dash can be ignored.

(2b) In any other line, since you know (from step (1)) the length of each field, you can split the line into the pieces to get the field content. You will probably want to trim trailing spaces from the fields.

Now to the question, which language to use to implement this. When creating CSV, I suggest in generally to use a language, which has built-in support for writing CSV files, because you don't have to worry about proper quoting/escaping, if the field content contains characters which are significant to the CSV format. For example, Ruby or Perl would be good languages. In your special case, I don't believe that the df output will contain such characters, so you could also use awk. It is technically possible to do it with shell scripting in zsh and (perhaps with more effort) in bash, but I wouldn't find it a bit inconvenient.
# 3  
Old 11-11-2016
Try this - very simplistic, admittedly - approach:
sed 's/   */,/g' file
Resource,Size GiB,Used GiB,Avail GiB,Use%,Cleanable GiB*
/data: pre-comp,-,288912.1,-,-,-
/data: post-comp,87397.6,63816.6,23581.0,73%,-

# 4  
Old 11-11-2016
Originally Posted by RudiC
sed 's/   */,/g' file

Cool! Sometimes, simple is best.

Maybe it would be a good idea to do add .... | grep -v ^- to get rid of the dashed lines.
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Old 11-11-2016
sed '/^---/d; s/   */,/g' file

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Old 11-11-2016
Thanks for your reply but I want to finally get the format into a CSV file in rows and colums

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Thanks for your reply but I want to finally get the format into a CSV file in rows and columns

---------- Post updated at 10:03 AM ---------- Previous update was at 10:03 AM ----------

Thanks for your reply but I want to finally get the format into a CSV file in rows and columns
# 7  
Old 11-11-2016
The output **is** CSV format. What are you missing?
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