[WISHLIST] How many records to output

Carter Bullard carter at qosient.com
Fri Sep 12 08:58:07 EDT 2008

Hey Tomoyuki Sakurai,
We can do this, we just need to specify the syntax for the option.  I
don't want to modify the current "-N [num[-num]]"  syntax as it works
well, so that should be the default behavior.

Extending the option to specify the number of output records
should allow the user to specify both input and output record numbers
at the same time, which could make the syntax a bit awkward.

We could add something like:

    -N [i|o]num[-num]][,onum[-num]]

This would allow for:

    -N 10
    -N 100-120
    -N o50
    -N o50-100
    -N i100-200,o10-20

Would this do it?


On Sep 11, 2008, at 9:47 AM, Tomoyuki Sakurai wrote:

> Hi,
> Currently, argus clients have no option to specify how many record to
> output (-N option is how many record to process). This is especially
> useful when you need to know if there is a flow using specific dst  
> port.
> With this option and if you are lucky, you don't have to scan entire  
> file.
> Also, it would be useful to be able to specify next N of records, like
> "2nd 100 flows that matches the filter expression". This is useful for
> pager operation (the one you'll find in a web application like [<<]  
> [1]
> [2] [>>]).
> Best regards,
> -- 
> Tomoyuki Sakurai

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