dsrepl status outputs a lot of data, and may output more data in the future.
As a script writer, I need to have a machine readable output format. This issue can be closed once dsrepl status has a --script-friendly argument.
Given the diverse ways a script writer may want to slice and dice data coming out of dsrepl status , it may be best if the data was output in a structured format like JSON. There are already precedents with server tools.