Scanning a file

pinkfloydhomer at gmail.com pinkfloydhomer at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 15:22:11 CEST 2005


I'm now down to:

f = open("filename", "rb")
s = f.read()
sub = "\x00\x00\x01\x00"
count = s.count(sub)
print count

Which is quite fast. The only problems is that the file might be huge.
I really have no need for reading the entire file into a string as I am
doing here. All I want is to count occurences this substring. Can I
somehow count occurences in a file without reading it into a string
first?

/David




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