Forum: Ruby using n.times with gsub

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davidpthomas (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 04:45
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GOAL: one-liner substitute of 5 spaces at beginning of a line.

WORKS: gsub(/^/, "     ")
FAILS: gsub(/^/, 5.times {putc " "})

-example-
WORKS: $ cat foo.out | ruby -pe 'gsub(/^/, "     ")'
FAILS: $ cat foo.out | ruby -pe 'gsub(/^/, 5.times{putc " "})'


I've tried variations of putc, puts, and print.  All fail in different
ways.

thoughts? -- dave
jim (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 05:00
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On Monday 14 November 2005 09:42 pm, removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:
> I've tried variations of putc, puts, and print.  All fail in different
> ways.

cat foo.out | ruby -pe 'gsub(/^/, " " * 5)
cat foo.out | ruby -pe 'gsub(/^/, (1..5).collect { " " }.join }
sgentle (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 05:12
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On 11/15/05, removed_email_address@domain.invalid 
<removed_email_address@domain.invalid> wrote:
> WORKS: $ cat foo.out | ruby -pe 'gsub(/^/, "     ")'
> FAILS: $ cat foo.out | ruby -pe 'gsub(/^/, 5.times{putc " "})'

n.times returns n, so gsub, expecting a string instead of a number,
croaks at that.

I'm not sure if calling output functions inside a substitution is
something you really want to do... wouldn't something like Jim's
answer, or even " " * 5 make more sense?

Sam
ara.t.howard (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 05:15
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On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

> I've tried variations of putc, puts, and print.  All fail in different
> ways.
>
> thoughts? -- dave

works:

   harp:~ > cat a
   a
   b
   c
   harp:~ > ruby -pe ' 5.times{ gsub /^/, 32.chr } ' < a
        a
        b
        c

simpler:

   harp:~ > ruby -pe ' sub /^/, 32.chr * 5' < a
        a
        b
        c

cheers.

-a
caldridge (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 05:18
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"asdf".gsub(/^/," "*5)
dblack (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 05:27
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Hi --

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005, Ara.T.Howard wrote:

>>
>  b
>       b
>       c

Tiny further simplification: s/<// :-)


David
nobuyoshi.nakada (Guest)
on 2005-11-15 06:12
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Hi,

At Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:42:17 +0900,
removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote in [ruby-talk:165800]:
> GOAL: one-liner substitute of 5 spaces at beginning of a line.

ruby -pe 'print "     "' < foo.out
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