On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:51 AM, David Ainley <wrinkliez / gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys.          
> looks like this http://pastebin.com/eeicUCqL which is okay, but it looks
> a little sloppy to me.  
> dynamically space themselves so that they look evenly spaced? ala
> http://pastebin.com/cRcG97sK ?     
> separate parts, and then print them via format?  箮
And for a different approach :)

/tmp> cat i.rb
str = Array.new
str << "gm-notify  0.10.2-1~ppa1   AlexanderHungenberg  (2010-05-05)"
str << "gm-notify  0.9-0~ppa6   TomVetterlein  (2009-05-15)"
str << "gm-notify  0.10.2-1~ppa1   AlexanderHungenberg  (2010-05-13)"
str << "gm-notify  0.9+r39-1~ppa1   SeanStoops  (2009-12-22)"
str << "gm-notify  0.9-0~ppa7   NikolaKovacs  (2009-09-27)"
str << "gm-notify  0.8-0ppa2   TomVetterlein  (2009-04-27)"

x = IO.popen("column -t", "w+"){|p|
  p.puts str.join("\n")
  p.close_write
  p.read
}

puts x

/tmp> ruby i.rb
gm-notify  0.10.2-1~ppa1   AlexanderHungenberg  (2010-05-05)
gm-notify  0.9-0~ppa6      TomVetterlein        (2009-05-15)
gm-notify  0.10.2-1~ppa1   AlexanderHungenberg  (2010-05-13)
gm-notify  0.9+r39-1~ppa1  SeanStoops           (2009-12-22)
gm-notify  0.9-0~ppa7      NikolaKovacs         (2009-09-27)
gm-notify  0.8-0ppa2       TomVetterlein        (2009-04-27)