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RTBL

Section: C Library Functions (3)
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NAME

rtbl_create rtbl_destroy rtbl_set_flags rtbl_get_flags rtbl_set_prefix rtbl_set_separator rtbl_set_column_prefix rtbl_set_column_affix_by_id rtbl_add_column rtbl_add_column_by_id rtbl_add_column_entry rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id rtbl_new_row rtbl_format - format data in simple tables  

LIBRARY

The roken library (libroken, -lroken)  

SYNOPSIS

In rtbl.h Ft int Fn rtbl_add_column rtbl_t table const char *column_name unsigned int flags Ft int Fn rtbl_add_column_by_id rtbl_t table unsigned int column_id const char *column_header unsigned int flags Ft int Fn rtbl_add_column_entry rtbl_t table const char *column_name const char *cell_entry Ft int Fn rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id rtbl_t table unsigned int column_id const char *cell_entry Ft rtbl_t Fn rtbl_create void Ft void Fn rtbl_destroy rtbl_t table Ft int Fn rtbl_new_row rtbl_t table Ft int Fn rtbl_set_column_affix_by_id rtbl_t table unsigned int column_id const char *prefix const char *suffix Ft int Fn rtbl_set_column_prefix rtbl_t table const char *column_name const char *prefix Ft unsigned int Fn rtbl_get_flags rtbl_t table Ft void Fn rtbl_set_flags rtbl_t table unsigned int flags Ft int Fn rtbl_set_prefix rtbl_t table const char *prefix Ft int Fn rtbl_set_separator rtbl_t table const char *separator Ft int Fn rtbl_format rtbl_t table FILE *file  

DESCRIPTION

This set of functions assemble a simple table consisting of rows and columns, allowing it to be printed with certain options. Typical use would be output from tools such as ls(1) or netstat(1), where you have a fixed number of columns, but don't know the column widthds before hand.

A table is created with Fn rtbl_create and destroyed with Fn rtbl_destroy .

Global flags on the table are set with Fa rtbl_set_flags and retrieved with Fa rtbl_get_flags . At present the only defined flag is RTBL_HEADER_STYLE_NONE which suppresses printing the header.

Before adding data to the table, one or more columns need to be created. This would normally be done with Fn rtbl_add_column_by_id , Fa column_id is any number of your choice (it's used only to identify columns), Fa column_header is the header to print at the top of the column, and Fa flags are flags specific to this column. Currently the only defined flag is RTBL_ALIGN_RIGHT aligning column entries to the right. Columns are printed in the order they are added.

There's also a way to add columns by column name with Fn rtbl_add_column , but this is less flexible (you need unique header names), and is considered deprecated.

To add data to a column you use Fn rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id , where the Fa column_id is the same as when the column was added (adding data to a non-existent column is undefined), and Fa cell_entry is whatever string you wish to include in that cell. It should not include newlines. For columns added with Fn rtbl_add_column you must use Fn rtbl_add_column_entry instead.

Fn rtbl_new_row fills all columns with blank entries until they all have the same number of rows.

Each column can have a separate prefix and suffix, set with Fa rtbl_set_column_affix_by_id ; Fa rtbl_set_column_prefix allows setting the prefix only by column name. In addition to this, columns may be separated by a string set with Fa rtbl_set_separator ( Ns by default columns are not seprated by anything).

The finished table is printed to Fa file with Fa rtbl_format .  

EXAMPLES

This program:
#include <stdio.h>
#include <rtbl.h>
int
main(int argc, char **argv)
{
    rtbl_t table;
    table = rtbl_create();
    rtbl_set_separator(table, "  ");
    rtbl_add_column_by_id(table, 0, "Column A", 0);
    rtbl_add_column_by_id(table, 1, "Column B", RTBL_ALIGN_RIGHT);
    rtbl_add_column_by_id(table, 2, "Column C", 0);
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 0, "A-1");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 0, "A-2");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 0, "A-3");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 1, "B-1");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 2, "C-1");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 2, "C-2");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 1, "B-2");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 1, "B-3");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 2, "C-3");
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 0, "A-4");
    rtbl_new_row(table);
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 1, "B-4");
    rtbl_new_row(table);
    rtbl_add_column_entry_by_id(table, 2, "C-4");
    rtbl_new_row(table);
    rtbl_format(table, stdout);
    rtbl_destroy(table);
    return 0;
}

will output the following:

Column A  Column B  Column C
A-1            B-1  C-1
A-2            B-2  C-2
A-3            B-3  C-3
A-4
               B-4
                    C-4


 

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Time: 22:26:56 GMT, April 16, 2011