Reading the first line of a file (in a zipfile)

mike.aldrich at mike.aldrich at
Wed Apr 11 21:13:42 CEST 2007

Hi folks,
I am trying to read the first occurence of non-whitespace in a file,
within a zipfile. Here is my code:

zipnames = glob.glob("<search_dir>*")
for zipname in zipnames:
  z = zipfile.ZipFile(zipname, "r")
  for filename in z.namelist():
    count = len('\n'))
    if fnmatch.fnmatch(filename, "*AUDIT*"):
      test = filename.split(' ')
      print 'File:', test[0],
      bytes =
      print 'has', len(bytes), 'bytes'
      print 'and', count, 'lines'

The first line in the file I am examining will be a number followed by
more whitespace. Looks like I cannot split by whitespace?

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