jtbl is simple and elegant. It just takes in piped JSON or JSON Lines data and prints a table. There’s only one option to turn on column truncation vs. wrapping columns if the terminal width is too narrow to display the complete table. It ‘does the right thing’.
As we begin a new decade I thought it would be cool to see how the tools of the trade for pre-sales Systems Engineers in the network security field have changed and which tools the SE’s SE will need to be proficient with in 2020.
Do one thing well. For command-line utilities to do their one thing “well” they must include standardized machine-readable output. Linux and all of its supporting GNU and non-GNU utilities should offer JSON output options.