So as to vizualize, and hopefully edit, a very large text file, more than 10GBytes (a backup dump of whole database), I have tried using vim... it didn't behave very well. I have also tried cat to at ...
Linux's head selects a number of lines from the top of a file. Is there a command that selects a number of characters from the front of a line? The use case behind the question is this: I want to ...
Given columned text in a file that is delimited by a certain character, how do you truncate the width of either a specific column(s) or all columns? The use case is that I am reading some log files ...
The old diff, patch, and merge programs, and their modern descendents in the form of version control systems work great for managing source code that can be edited concurrently by multiple people. ...
I'm editing a simple table. I would like to have it nicely formatted. While I could use tbl, latex, or similar, this seems overkill -- plain text really is sufficient. As it's simple I might as ...
I work with CSV files and sometimes need to quickly check the contents of a row or column from the command line. In many cases cut, head, tail, and friends will do the job; however, cut cannot easily ...