Newbie-ish question

Sean 'Shaleh' Perry shalehperry at
Mon Nov 19 23:00:32 CET 2001

On 19-Nov-2001 Patrick Moorman wrote:
> I have a directory containing a large number of files in the format xy.txt
> where x is a string of numbers and/or letters and y is a sequential number
> with either 2 or 3 digits.  Example:  1foo23012.txt or foo12305.txt.  How
> would I go about identifying all of the files in a sequence and moving them
> to their own sub-directory.  I am slowly picking up on Python, but there is
> a long ways to go.  Thanks for any help.

unless you can come up with a way to differentiate

1foo23112 -> (1foo23 112) from (1foo231 12)

this will be a hard problem.  From the examples you gave I could not tell if y
was 012 or 12 in the first one and 305 or 05 in the second one.

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