@fribbledom really? From my experience, most of them output something very close to CSV/DSV, which you can easily parse with awk.
Ok, I rephrase:
"...a way to output _sanely_ structured, parseable data..."
>suggesting awk is insane
You've lost the Path of Unix. But it's not too late. Repent!
I haven't suggested JSON just yet, but yes I'd much rather work with JSON than CSV. Who wouldn't?
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