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Latest revision as of 11:54, 12 April 2011

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Gurgle

http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/timc/gurgle/
As of May 04, 2001, 'grg' has been renamed GURGLE. Reads record and field information from a dBase 3+ file, delimited ASCII text file, or an SQL query to a RDBMS and produces a report listing. The program was designed primarily to produce a TeX/LaTeX formatted output, but plain ASCII text, troff, PostScript, HTML, or any other kind of ASCII based output format can be produced also. The program is ideal for generating large bodies of text where various parts of the text are substituted with information from a database. It's particularly useful for generating mainly static web pages with small amounts of dynamic content. A definition file controls the formatting process, which holds the report, page, and record layouts, what fields to display, and where. Other useful functions include sorting, filtering, and data manipulation of records in the database. Main features include:

  • Multiple input databases or queries
  • Support for ASCII delimited text, dBase 3+, CA-Ingres, GNU SQL, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases
  • Sorting of database records
  • Automatic banner placement at the start of each sorted group
  • Filters using regular expressions or useer defined function
  • Five main text bodies-- header, footer, record, 1st page, and nth page
  • User defined macros, text bodies, and equations on field contents, including the conditionals
  • User configurable input parsing patterns (default is like awk)
  • Include files
  • Environment variables
  • System variables
  • Multiple file output
  • General purpose processing language
  • Optional GUILE support

Documentation

User manual available on line from http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/timc/gurgle/; user manual

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package

Download

Download version 1.61 (stable)
released on 21 January 2010

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins8 February 2010
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins8 February 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Tim Colles Maintainer
Anthony Symons Contributor
Stuart Whitman Contributor


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail mailto:timc@inf.ed.ac.uk


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 8 February 2010.



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