Past Meetup

SGV Linux Users Group - Text Processing at the Linux Command Line

This Meetup is past

24 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

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NOTE: You do not have to formally RSVP to come, but please let us know, so we have a ballpark headcount to communicate to the restaurant to ensure there is enough seating. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Abstract:

Text is everywhere but not always in a useful form. On any given day we encounter dozens or hundreds of data formats. Some formats are focused on presentation while others focus on structure at the expense of presentation. Many times the information we need has to be found, disentangled and manipulated before it is useful. The easier we can navigate across these boundaries, the more freedom we have to find new uses and insights.

Linux offers a rich array of commands and tools for text processing at the command line. This talk proposes a classification for different types of command line processing tasks and then explores some of the common tools available within each category. Many of these tools have a host of options. Some useful but lesser known options will be highlighted. The tools will then be applied to a number of examples covering data extraction, processing and presentation.

Bio:

Joel Steres spends most of his time at the command prompt. He is still amazed at how small specialized building blocks can be combined to achieve big results.

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Join us for dinner and presentations. Dinner begins at 7 pm and any presentations will start after most people have received their food or 8 pm, whichever comes first.

You are not required to have dinner with us or order food or stay for the entire meeting. We will have separate checks. Validation is not required for parking. However, please take note of signs when parking.


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SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).