[FEEDBACK] Is this script efficient...is there a better way?
bobx at linuxmail.org
Wed Sep 11 17:01:41 EDT 2002
I am a newbie at this and this is a script I have come up with. I am
looking for pointers on any "newbie" gotchas or ways to do it better.
I use this to parse a log file (30MB+) for keywords and write the lines
that are found into another file.
Any thoughts would be appreciated... :-)
# import the needed libs
import sys, string
# make sure the command line arguments are there
if len(sys.argv) < 3:
print "usage: fread.py [log file] [hit file]"
# open the files with some error checking
inFile = open(sys.argv,"r")
print "Cannot open log file!\n"
outFile = open(sys.argv,"w")
print "Cannot open hits file!\n"
# build list of keywords
kw = [ "some", "words" ]
# loop through the list and print the lines to a file
for line in inFile.readlines():
for badword in kw:
if line.find(badword) > -1:
result = '%s %s' % (badword, line)
print result # Print the result
outFile.write(result) # Write the result
# close the files
# let me know when it's done
print "Finished processing file..."
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