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Re^2: Windows Net Use

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:22 UTC ( #1025943=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Windows Net Use
in thread Windows Net Use

Parsing the output of WMIC looks even more difficult , cause its output is very different as compared to net use. So If u could tell me how to parse it or break it into what i need, it would be a great help..

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Re^3: Windows Net Use
by marto (Bishop) on Mar 28, 2013 at 11:34 UTC

    The suggested code will return the information in CSV format. Save it to a file and use something like Text::CSV to read only the columns you want.

    Update: use something like /output:c:\netuselist.csv to save the file.

Re^3: Windows Net Use
by soonix (Priest) on Mar 28, 2013 at 16:48 UTC

    For the human eye it looks more gibberish, but for parsing it is less error prone.

    As marto already pointed out, the best solution is Text::CSV. Since CSV means "comma separated values", the second best is splitting on the commas.

    The first line that WMIC outputs, BTW, contains the field names.

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