list scanner loop...?
tefol at This.Is.Not.An.Address
Tue Aug 28 21:17:14 CEST 2001
Another newbie, armed with Learning Python. Setting myself a task of
manipulating all the VirtualHost entries on a Linux Apache server....
The first thing I wanted to do was to clean up the number of newlines
between eachvirthost entry... Which then allowed me to make a list of
Just because it was easy I decided to sort them, though this will lead to
another challenge later when I try to put a specific entry abck to the top
of the list.
Next, and this was the main purpose of the project in the first place, I
need to check through each VirtualHost to see if they are logging, and then
if they aren't insert a TransferLog and ErrorLog entry into their
This is where I get into a spot of bother. I need to do something similart
to creating a file scanner loop, but instead of a file I need to use this
list. I just don't see how.
Is it possible? If I write the list out to a file, then do a file scanner
loop all the \n in each list entry will make everything screwy.
The code I have below works great, I just can't see where to take it next
to accomplish what I need. Any advice, comments, even style guide would
be greatly appreciated.
Hosts = open(r'd:\proj\python\virts\virts.conf', 'r')
sVirts = Hosts.read()
sFile = re.sub('VirtualHost>\n*<VirtualHost ',
'VirtualHost>\n\n<VirtualHost ', sVirts)
lFile = string.split(sFile, '\n\n')
output = open(r'd:\proj\python\virts\list.txt', 'w')
INL = open(r'd:\proj\python\virts\list.txt', 'r') #Insert New Line
sINL = INL.read()
sSNL = re.sub('VirtualHost><VirtualHost ', 'VirtualHost>\n\n<VirtualHost ',
sINL) #Substitute New Line
output = open(r'd:\proj\python\virts\file.txt', 'w')
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