[CentOS] [yum] new problem with columns width output (parsing)

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 12:21:09 UTC 2007

On 6/29/07, Martin Hamant <mh at accelance.fr> wrote:

> This time, this is really a problem with the width of the version
> string, take a look:
> (centos 3!)
> httpd.i386                               2.0.52-32.2.ent.centos update
> httpd-suexec.i386                        2.0.52-32.2.ent.centos update
> kernel.i686                              2.6.9-55.0.2.EL        update
> kernel-smp.i686                          2.6.9-55.0.2.EL        update
> krb5-libs.i386                           1.3.4-49               update
> krb5-workstation.i386                    1.3.4-49               update
> mod_ssl.i386                             1:2.0.52-32.2.ent.cent update
>                                                         ^^^^^^^^
> In my script, I have to get the full version string , how can I do ?

How are you doing the parsing? Are you scripting this from within yum
or are you trying to scrape/parse terminal output?

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