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Old 04-16-2016, 01:35 PM   #1
nenokmagic
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Bash Shell, Who command to HTML table


Hi all.

So I am having a problem that I just can't figure out nor find any information on.

I am attempting to make a script that takes the who command and sorts it into a html table.

While attempting to do so, I keep getting all the information into each box. $row $col. Instead of separate boxes.

If I attempt to cut the who line using the cut command I only get some of the information instead of it all, as I attempted to cut them into pieces everything goes miss.

All in all, how do I fit the who command into an html table?
 
Old 04-16-2016, 02:13 PM   #2
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Hi!

Well, I solved this (nice exercise by the way!) using a small script (who_table.sh), that will get you this output:
Code:
./who_table.sh
cat who_table.html 
<table>
<tr>
<td>hmw</td>
<td>:0</td>
<td>2016-04-16</td>
<td>08:37</td>
<td>(:0)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>hmw</td>
<td>pts/0</td>
<td>2016-04-16</td>
<td>13:02</td>
<td>(:0.0)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>hmw</td>
<td>pts/1</td>
<td>2016-04-16</td>
<td>13:02</td>
<td>(:0.0)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>hmw</td>
<td>pts/2</td>
<td>2016-04-16</td>
<td>19:36</td>
<td>(:0.0)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>hmw</td>
<td>pts/3</td>
<td>2016-04-16</td>
<td>19:43</td>
<td>(:0.0)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>hmw</td>
<td>pts/4</td>
<td>2016-04-16</td>
<td>19:45</td>
<td>(:0.0)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
</table>
It renders like a regular table when i open it in Firefox. If you show me what you have done this far, maybe I can help you out.
I used a for loop in combination with who, grep, lots of echo (pardon the pun), and if/else.

Best regards,
HMW

Edit: Spotted a minor bug; my script leaves a trailing <tr> tag at the end, but I can't be arsed to fix it right now, and - like I said - it renders just fine in Firefox despite it!

Last edited by HMW; 04-16-2016 at 02:15 PM. Reason: Found minor bug
 
Old 04-17-2016, 01:01 AM   #3
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I get the same with just a while loop and 2 echoes (Psst: and no trailing tr .. hehe)
 
Old 04-17-2016, 02:33 AM   #4
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I get the same with just a while loop and 2 echoes (Psst: and no trailing tr .. hehe)
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