Here are some more examples of beautiful things you can do in Unix.
1.) Execute an SQL script against a database called db3, translate the output into CSV and report how long it took to execute.
$ time cat usage.sql | db3 |tr '\t' ',' > usage.csv
2. Compare the output with yesterdays output
$ diff usage_20141022.csv usage.csv > usage.diff
3.) Show a frequency histogram of changes since yesterday on columns 6 and 7. (See future posts on histogram, and csv )
$ grep '^>' usage.diff |cut -c3- |csv - -c6,7 | histogram
| 172403 CONED,CONEDG
| 5000 NYSEC,NYSECG
| 4308 LPH,LPHG
| 15 NULL,CGO2
| 1 orig_util,new_util
4.) Look for all cases of ‘MATCH’ and for columns containing GAS, ignoring case, display to the screen and also capture to a file.
$ grep -ie match -e ",gas," usage.csv |tee gas_matches.csv