Doug Bell
and 1 contributors

NAME

Term::FormatColumns - Format lists of data into columns across the terminal's width

VERSION

version 0.007

SYNOPSIS

    use Term::FormatColumns qw( format_columns );
    my @list = 0..1000;
    print format_columns @list;

DESCRIPTION

This module will take a list and format it into columns that stretch across the current terminal's width, much like the output of ls(1).

If the filehandle is not attached to a tty, will simply write one column of output (again, like ls(1)).

SUBROUTINES

format_columns

    my $string = format_columns @array;

Format the list of data for STDOUT. Returns a single string formatted and ready for output.

format_columns_for_fh

    my $string = format_columns_for_fh $fh, @array;
    my $string = format_columns_for_fh STDOUT, @array;

Format the given data for the given filehandle. If the filehandle is attached to a tty, will get the tty's width to determine how to format the data.

format_columns_for_width

    my $string = format_columns_for_width 78, @array;

Format the given data for the given width. This allows you to use this module without being attached to a known/knowable terminal.

AUTHOR

Doug Bell <preaction@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTOR

Marius Gavrilescu <marius@ieval.ro>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Doug Bell.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.