[OpenAFS] Modifying the output of vos commands to include server
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:50:53 -0400 (EDT)
On 2010-04-14 at 11:23, Jeffrey Altman ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) said:
> On 4/14/2010 10:51 AM, Steve Simmons wrote:
>> On Apr 13, 2010, at 5:28 PM, Jeffrey Altman wrote:
>>>> I'm a long-time fan of having a switch that causes tools to dump their data in an easy-to-machine-parse format. That isn't always doable, but when it is, it's a big win.
>>> As Andrew pointed out in another reply in this thread, the -format
>>> switch is support to provide that but it fails to provide a consistent
>>> (value - data) pair per line.
>> Exactly my point. We currently snarf off all that data nightly via script that parses the output from vos e -format. It works but was a pain.
>> Note, tho, that some data doesn't adapt well to single-line output. For example,
>> just doesn't map well to single-line. We currently deal with this by creating four records, each will all the data from the rest of the output and the specifics of the four entries above.
> Anyone want a -xml option?
Yes, please. As much as I am not a fan of XML, it would make some of our
lives easier for those of us using languages that include xml parsers.