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Pretty Print a simple csv in the command line

Terminal - Pretty Print a simple csv in the command line
column -s, -t <tmp.csv
2009-09-24 20:57:32
User: pykler
Functions: column
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Pretty Print a simple csv in the command line

Splits the input based on commas and prints it in a nice column format. This would not work for CSV rows that have "," between quotes or with newline characters. Use only simple simple csv files.

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Terminal - Alternatives
python -c 'import sys,csv; c = csv.reader(sys.stdin); [sys.stdout.write("^M".join(map(repr,r))+"\n") for r in c];' <tmp/test.csv | column -s '^M' -t
2010-02-01 14:57:25
User: pykler
Functions: c++ column python
Tags: CSV
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Will handle pretty much all types of CSV Files.

The ^M character is typed on the command line using Ctrl-V Ctrl-M and can be replaced with any character that does not appear inside the CSV.

Tips for simpler CSV files:

* If newlines are not placed within a csv cell then you can replace `map(repr, r)` with r

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