Hello Willy, On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 7:25 PM, Willy Tarreau <w...@1wt.eu> wrote: > I tend to think (first idea out of my head) that for such file types, > we could very well consider that the command reads multiple lines and > stops at the first empty line. That's very convenient to use in scripts > and even by hand in copy-paste sessions. It would work with almost all > of the data types we have to feed via the CLI, including the maps/acls.
It looks like a clean way to do. > And a script writing there would just have to run grep -v "^$" to be > save, which is pretty easy. > > In fact that's already the format used for the output : the output of > each command is defined as running till the first empty line. > > I also thought about escaping end of lines with a backslash but that > becomes very painful to place in scripts. Yes, I also thought about that but discarded the idea since I wanted something that could easily be used on the command line without major data preprocessing. > Just my two cents, I'm also interested in people's ideas regarding this. Thanks for the comments, I will think about it and continue to monitor other ideas! -- Aurélien Nephtali