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Old 03-28-2017, 02:45 PM   #1
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recursively listing files' first lines


hey guys,

i have a directory tree structure with files that looks like this

Code:
/home/sub1/
/home/sub1/dog.csv
/home/sub1/colors.csv
/home/sub1/sub2/
/home/sub1/sub2/sub3/
/home/sub1/sub2/sub3/cars.csv
inside each of the csv files there is a header field separated by csv

for example: dog.csv would have as its header fields
Code:
dog1, dog2, dog3
and for colors.csv would have as its header fields
Code:
red, white, blue
and for car.csv would have as its header fields
Code:
Ford, Chevy, Dodge

when i use
Code:
find * -exec cat {}/;
or
Code:
find * print0 | xargs -0 cat
i get a listing, but it's a mess and not easily readable!

I would like the output something more human readable, maybe something like this, but I'm open to other human readable results.

Code:
/sub1/dog.csv
    dog1, dog2, dog3
/sub1/colors.csv
    red, white, blue
/sub2/
/sub3/cars.csv
    Ford, Chevy, Dodge
note: my system does not have tree as a command.
I'm guessing that it will take some sort of an awk script

thanks for whatever help you might give!

Todd
 
Old 03-28-2017, 03:37 PM   #2
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ended up using python
 
Old 03-28-2017, 03:41 PM   #3
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