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Bug#830983: ITP: field -- extracts a list of fields from a file

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Trevor Bramwell <trevor@bramwell.net>

* Package name    : field
  Version         : 0.2.0
  Upstream Author : Trevor Bramwell <trevor@bramwell.net>
* URL             : https://github.com/bramwelt/field
* License         : GPLv3+
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : extract a list of fields from a file

field it is a simpler version of:

  awk '{ print $5,$3,$1; }'

and similar scripts. Field defaults to spliting lines, read from stdin
and written to stdout, on whitespace (space and tab).
The benefits it provides over the above awk pattern and cut are:

 - Out of order printing

   field 3 2 3 1 < file 

 - Ranges

   field 5-1 < file

 - Repetition

   field 2 2 2 2 < file

I am the sole creator of field and expect to maintain the package when
new bugs are found. The first build of the package can be found on my
website[1] and as this is my first Debian package I would appreciate a

[1] https://trevor.bramwell.net/downloads/field_0.2.0-1_amd64.deb

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