[rrd-users] legend: getting everything aligned and perky

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Wed Jul 20 08:57:42 CEST 2011

Ulf Zimmermann wrote:
>You can use \t in the GPRINT to align.

It's been a while now, but from memory it didn't work for me because 
... it tabs from the end of the previous element on the line, not to 
an absolute position. I think I was trying to align some values where 
one line had the colour blob from the legend, and another didn't. 
Since the tab runs from the end of the space occupied by the colour 
blob, there is no way to align the other line with it at all. 
Similarly where some lines don't include all the values that others 
do - the tab runs from the end of the previous element, and so you 
still end up trying to match the length of a printed field with 

It also spread stuff out terribly so that my tables just didn't fit 
into the box.

Now if someone has a working example that can do something like this :

* Some label       xxx.xx    xxx.xx    xxx.xx
   Another label    yyy.yy              yyy.yy

and have it all line up then I'd love to see it !

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