Before YAML, before JSON, there were null-terminated records. See how this simple, pragmatic technique greases the pipes between UNIX command-line tools---and how you can harness it in your Ruby one-liners!
Ruby can be your multitool for all kinds of text-munging tasks. But to use it effectively, you need to understand how Ruby handles line endings and record separators.
Ruby has a lot of tools for processing input line-by-line. But when you look a little closer, it turns out that these methods are for more than just lines of …
Did you know Ruby has a print method in addition to puts? Did you know it's for record-oriented output? Do you know how to control the formatting of records in …
As we continue exploring Ruby one-liner alternatives to UNIX command-line operations, today we tackle a common case: a combination of grepping through multiple files, and collating the results.
Want line terminators in input text to just Go Away? Ruby has a mode for that!
Learn how Ruby's -p flag along with a bunch of handy shortcuts can take a script's worth of text filtering and shrink it to a one-liner!
Diving deeper into the world of Ruby one-liners, today we'll learn about more special variables, querying the input stream, and... ghoooooost loooooops! 👻