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poline

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poline lets you do awk-like one liners in python.

For example, the following will graph the number of connections for each hosts.

 netstat -an | grep ESTABLISHED | pol "|url(_4).hostname" "counter(_)" ":x, c: Cols(17,40).f(x,'*' * c)"

Example output:

216.58.193.78	    *****
74.125.199.189	    ****
198.252.206.25	    ***
74.125.199.188	    **
192.30.253.125	    **
127.0.0.1	    **
216.58.193.67	    *

The equivalent awk version can be found on commandlinefu.

Installation

poline is compatible with Python 2.7 to Python 3.6.

You can easily install poline is via pip:

pip install poline

or

pip<version> install poline

Where <version> is the version of python you wish to use. For example, if you want to use poline with Python 3.6 installed, you should use

pip3.6 install poline

Usage

pol [-h] [-F SEPARATOR] [-s] [-q] expression1 [expression2]

positional arguments:
  expression            python expression

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -F SEPARATOR, --separator SEPARATOR
                        split each line by SEPARATOR
  -s, --split           split each line
  -q, --quiet           don't implicitly print results

poline stores stdin in the variable _ (underscore) in the form of a generator of strings.

You can see what's inside _ with:

ls -la | pol "x for x in _"
'total 20'
'drwxr-xr-x  2 default root  104 Apr  2 23:34 .'
'drwxr-xr-x 10 default root  230 Apr  2 23:34 ..'
'-rw-r--r--  1 default root    0 Mar 31 14:33 __init__.py'
'-rw-r--r--  1 default root 1740 Apr  2 23:31 _com_collections.py'
'-rw-r--r--  1 default root 4239 Apr  2 23:33 core.py'
'-rw-r--r--  1 default root  750 Apr  2 23:34 fields.py'
'-rw-r--r--  1 default root 3387 Apr  2 23:31 utilfuncs.py'

If you call pol with -s option, you the _ is returned in the form of a generator of lists.

ls -la | pol -s "pformat(x,width=100) for x in _"
['total', '20']
['drwxr-xr-x', '2', 'default', 'root', '104', 'Apr', '2', '23:34', '.']
['drwxr-xr-x', '10', 'default', 'root', '230', 'Apr', '2', '23:34', '..']
['-rw-r--r--', '1', 'default', 'root', '0', 'Mar', '31', '14:33', '__init__.py']
['-rw-r--r--', '1', 'default', 'root', '1740', 'Apr', '2', '23:31', '_com_collections.py']
['-rw-r--r--', '1', 'default', 'root', '4239', 'Apr', '2', '23:33', 'core.py']
['-rw-r--r--', '1', 'default', 'root', '750', 'Apr', '2', '23:34', 'fields.py']
['-rw-r--r--', '1', 'default', 'root', '3387', 'Apr', '2', '23:31', 'utilfuncs.py']

Field class

Each list item is of the class Field, which is derived from String. Field has a number of useful addition methods:

Method Explanation
i() returns int value of the field
f() returns int value of the field
h() returns field as number of bytes in a human readable format. See bytesize()

Chaining expressions

You can chain expressions as if you were chaining commands on bash using pipes.

netstat -an | grep ESTABLISHED | pol "|url(_4).hostname" "counter(_)" ":x, c: Cols(17,40,None).f(x, get([' '.join(l[1:]) for l in sh(['whois', x],s=T) if 'OrgName' in l[0]], 0), '*' * c)"

Expression types

Awk-like expressions

|epxression

%FS%expression

Works on the last result item by item (or line by line if the last result was stdin) The split() is called |epxression and split(FS) is called with %FS%expression. The list generated by the split is available in __. Individual fields are available as _0, _1, _2 etc.

ps aux | pol "|Cols(10,None).f(_0,_10)"
USER      	COMMAND
default   	bash
default   	ps
default   	/tmp/poline/poline_venv/bin/python

lambda-like expressions

:*args:expression Works on the last result item by item (or line by line if the last result was stdin) Receives the n-tuple *args.

Example

ps aux | pol "skip(_)" "|(_0,_10)" ":user,cmd:Cols(50,None).f(next(sh('id',user)),cmd)"
uid=1001(default) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)      	bash
uid=1001(default) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)      	ps
uid=1001(default) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)      	/tmp/poline/poline_venv/bin/python

Utility Functions

We are in the process of adding utility functions to poline. Contributions are most welcome.

barchart(x, p = False, w = 10)

Returns the value x as a barchart. If p is true, x is intepreted as a percentage, with 100% being w wide.

df -B1 | pol "|Cols(20,10,10,10,5,None,10).f(_0,_1.h(),_2.h(),_3.h(),_4, barchart(_2.i()/_1.f(),p=True) if _1.isdigit() else ' '*10,_5)"
Filesystem          	1B-blocks 	Used      	Available 	Use% 	          	Mounted
/dev/mapper/docker-8	  9.99 G  	  8.06 G  	  1.93 G  	81%  	▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░	/
tmpfs               	 31.37 G  	  0.00 B  	 31.37 G  	0%   	░░░░░░░░░░	/dev
tmpfs               	 31.37 G  	  0.00 B  	 31.37 G  	0%   	░░░░░░░░░░	/sys/fs/cg
/dev/sda3           	211.08 G  	 26.49 G  	173.84 G  	14%  	▓░░░░░░░░░	/etc/hosts
shm                 	 64.00 M  	  0.00 B  	 64.00 M  	0%   	░░░░░░░░░░	/dev/shm

bytesize(x, u = None, s = False)

Returns the number of bytes x in a human readable string with a 'B', 'K', 'M', 'G', 'T', 'P' prefix.

If x is a string, bytesize tries to convert it to a float, or returns the string as is.

u specifies that bytes are in a different unit, for example u='K' if the size is in 1-K blocks.

s specifies that byte size should be strict.

Example:

$ pol "bytesize(972693249)"
927.63 M

counter(l, n=10)

Sorts a list by descending order, and returns a 2-tuple with element and number of appearances in l:

[(<element>, <count>), ...]

Example:

$ pol -q "pprint(counter('information'), width=20)"
[('i', 2),
 ('n', 2),
 ('o', 2),
 ('f', 1),
 ('r', 1),
 ('m', 1),
 ('a', 1),
 ('t', 1)]

get (l, i, d=None)

get ith element from list l if the ith element exists, or return value d

>>> get([1, 2, 3, 4],1)
2
>>> get([1, 2, 3, 4],4,0)
0

sh (*args, **kwargs)

Executes shell command and arguments specified in args, returns stdout in the form of a list of lists.

Recognized kwargs: F SEPARATOR split each line by SEPARATOR s True|False split each line

Example:

The following displays the inode of each file using stat

Python>=3.6

$ ls | pol "f'{l:20.20}\t%s' % [i[3] for i in sh(['stat',l]) if 'Inode:' in i[2]][0] for l in _"

Python>=2.7

$ ls | pol "[columns(20,None).format(l,i[3]) for i in sh('stat',l,s=True) if 'Inode:' in i[2]][0] for l in _"
LICENSE   	360621
Makefile  	360653
pol       	360606
pol.c     	360637
pol.o     	360599
README.md 	360623

N.B. The syntax of sh has changed, but old syntax is still supported for the sake of backward compatibility.

As well, the popular shell commands cp, df, docker, du, find, git, history, ln, ls, lsof, mv, netstat, nmcli, ps, rm are all functions. For example

They behave as if the command is being passed to sh above.

pol "ls('-lah')"
total 20K
drwxr-xr-x  2 default root  104 Apr  2 23:34 .
drwxr-xr-x 10 default root  230 Apr  2 23:34 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 default root    0 Mar 31 14:33 __init__.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root 1.7K Apr  2 23:31 _com_collections.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root 4.2K Apr  2 23:33 core.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root  750 Apr  2 23:34 fields.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root 3.4K Apr  2 23:31 utilfuncs.py

skip(iter, n=1)

Skip the first n items from the Iterator iter.

pol "ls('-lah')" "skip(_,n=3)"
-rw-r--r--  1 default root    0 Mar 31 14:33 __init__.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root 1.7K Apr  2 23:31 _com_collections.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root 4.2K Apr  2 23:33 core.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root  750 Apr  2 23:34 fields.py
-rw-r--r--  1 default root 3.4K Apr  2 23:31 utilfuncs.py

Utility classes

Cols

Cols is used to manage formatted output in the form of columns

__init__(*args, **kwargs)

The constructor generators columns by unpacking *args. For example: Cols(10,10,20,None) generates a format string as '{10.10}\t{10.10}\t{20.20}\t{}'

f(*args, **kwargs)

Unpacks *args to pass to String.format(). If format string has not been set, sets the format string as {}\t{}

Examples

The top ten commands you use most often

history | pol "|_1" "counter(_)" ":x,c:Cols(5,None).f(x,c)"