Thursday, February 07, 2008

Newcomer newsgroups top-15

Yesterday Wayne wanted to know who posted the most on the eclipse.newcomer newsgroup in the last year. After razzling-and-dazzling him with my Linux one-liner prowess, I came up with these results:

Top-15 active people on eclipse.newcomer:
1. Ed Merks
2. Eric Rizzo
3. Daniel Megert
4. Walter Harley
5. Mark Dexter
6. Krzysztof Daniel
7. Ian Bull
8. Jakub Jurkiewicz
9. Bartosz Michalik
10. Darin Swanson
11. Hendrik Maryns
12. Derek Morris
13. Tom Schindl
14. David Wegener
15. Wayne Beaton
...
29. Me

Those guys rock and are definitely under appreciated. Thanks!

Oh, and here is the one-liner in question:

for i in $(seq 13830 21829); do egrep "^From:" $i | awk '{print $2 $3}'; done | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n20

Having put more thought into it, I realize I could have done the same thing using only awk. It certainly rivals vi and emacs for "Best Operating System" award.

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