linelog csv quoting problem

Arran Cudbard-Bell a.cudbardb at
Fri Jul 15 15:05:04 CEST 2016

> On 15 Jul 2016, at 05:40, Matthew Newton <mcn4 at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 10:26:55AM +0200, Adamczak Krzysztof wrote:
>> OK. I've got another idea. Please tell me what do you think of it. I
>> could use perl just to format attributes to desired form (escaping,
>> double quoting, config file which define necessary attribute /
>> ordering) and then pass generated line to linelog. The idea is to let
>> the linelog handle file writes and keep my perl module as simple as it
>> could be.
>> Any thoughts?
> linelog is a heck of a lot faster than perl. If you want to do
> this in production, I'd definitely do some speed benchmarks first.
> Personally I'd either just write it out with linelog and then,
> like Alan said before, post-process if you really can't stand
> ',"",' in the files, or write a new xlat in rlm_expr to quote a
> non-null string and use that for all the attributes.
> Some variant on linelog specifically for generating CSV/TSV files
> might be worthwhile, but pretty much everyone's got along with
> linelog just fine so far, so it doesn't seem to be worth the time
> to write one.

In v3.1.x you can use attribute refs to write out a raw value.


Arran Cudbard-Bell <a.cudbardb at>
FreeRADIUS Development Team

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