[arch-general] script to reformat 'pacman -Ss' output into 2 readable columns (prevents blindness)

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Aug 6 17:40:29 EDT 2010

On 08/06/2010 12:33 AM, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hi.
> Let's see what we can do about cutting back a little on the verbosity,
> and upping the utility...


	Thanks. It will take me a bit to decipher it, but I'm all for cutting down on 
typing and upping the benefit received :p

I have a question. I was trying to figure the script out by passing in one of my 
pacman -Ss save files as follows, but I keep getting an error:

16:36 alchemy:~/scr/arch> cat dev/font.pms | sh srchreisner.sh
srchreisner.sh: line 20: syntax error near unexpected token `<'
srchreisner.sh: line 20: `  IFS=$'\n' read -r -d'\0' -a blockdesc < <(fmt 
-w$WIDTH <<< "${desc[i]}")'

Where in the black-magic or in my operation of it lies the problem?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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