Snippet: col

20th Apr 2008 | Tags: ruby snippet

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#!/usr/bin/env ruby
col = ARGV.pop.to_i-1
while line = gets
  puts line.chomp.split(/\s+/)[col]
end

For when you just want a list of filenames from version control, hg st | grep '?' | col 2

And because I can never remember the standard unix tool that does the same thing, and awk is awkward.

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