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Old 09-30-2013
Grep into columns

Hi folks,
hopefully an easy one .... I've got a hefty patching project going on on Solaris 8 boxes.....

I'm trying to make a spreadsheet with the current packages, revision , description, patches etc

I'd like to put the information output from pkginfo into columns... so eg :-
system SUNWab2r Answerbook2 Doc Server

are all in separate columns. Even if I can grep each column into a separate file which is then copied into the spreadsheet...

Like I said, I'm sure it's a real easy one Smilie

Cheers in advance
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Old 09-30-2013
What output do you get from your pkginfo command? If we can see that, then I'm sure we can help.

What do you need the output to look like? Remember that spreadsheet applications will read lots of data formats, so they could be fixed width or delimited (comma, space, pipe, @ or other separator)

What have you tried to do so far to get from the pkginfo format into what you need?

# 3  
Old 09-30-2013

If you look down in that file, there's a function called hw_sunos_software() ...
Take a look at what it does with regards to pkginfo using nawk... modify it to format however you want.
# 4  
Old 10-01-2013
Many thanks...
It's just basic info really...
pkginfo -l SUNWjmfp gives too much info .... but from it I'd like

it'd be good to know which patches apply to which pkg's
patchadd -p seems to tie these two together but with 715 patches applied it's a slow process to do this manually....
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