I have searched and searched and haven't found if there is a way to increase column width for cli statistics output in cMode. Running 8.2.1. Specifically qos statistics output but I'm assuming the formating command would be the same for either. I'm hoping there is a way to do this from the command line if not I guess I will pursue pulling it via powershell and formatting the results. My specific issue is around cutting off the name of qos policy groups. The naming format I am dealing with has the unique information as the last three characters of the volume/policy name.
This is bugging the hell out of me too. Really keen on getting a configurable column width because if your SVM name and volume name exceed the grand total of 5 characters a "vol show" command ends up using FOUR lines of text to show information for ONE volume. Imagine if you had 100 volumes! It's awful on the eyes, and it's 2015 - we've all got widescreen monitors, let us use them!
That only removes the "Press <space> to page down, <return> for next line, or 'q' to quit..." and mashes all the columns together.
Why not simply make the columns variable width, perhaps with an upper limit?
I mean look at this:
cluster::> disk show Usable Disk Container Container Disk Size Shelf Bay Type Type Name Owner ---------------- ---------- ----- --- ------- ----------- --------- --------
The disk column is 16 characters long, yet the Owner column is only 8 characters long. So NetApp decided to make sure their edge case of disk naming is covered (MCC disk names are much long than the typical 6 characters of "stack.shelf.bay") but decided that nobody would ever use a node hostname would never exceed 8 characters? Really? Really? Even NetBIOS allows up to 15 character hostnames in Windows environments.