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Re^2: Formatting Output

by frozenwithjoy (Curate)
on Oct 11, 2012 at 18:02 UTC ( #998502=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Formatting Output
in thread Formatting Output

I was just about to suggest Text::Table, too. I love how you can have columns aligned by arbitrary characters (e.g., the decimal in a number). The only drawback is if you want to open your output in Excel or something, the columns don't get split as easily as if it were tab-delimited, etc.

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Re^3: Formatting Output
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 12, 2012 at 00:32 UTC

    If you're going to be using Excel, why do you care what the bare output looks like?

      There have been times when I've generated tables that I like to examine using less, but others might need to open in Excel for their own reasons.

        Hmm, less with tabstop support?

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