[Tutor] Parsing text files
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 13:25:46 +0000
Re parsing text files.
1st AWK is even better for the sort of thing
you want to do. If you have it available give it a whirl.
AWK reads each line and splits it into numbered fields for you:
$0 = whole line
$1 = 1st field
$2...$NF = fields 2 up to the last field
Now in Python you can do something similar with the
string.split() function or for more power try the
re.split() function which uses a regex as a field
separator... something like:
for line in file.readlines():
fields = line.split()
total = total + fields # or whichever dir field you need