Text processing and file creation

malibuster at gmail.com malibuster at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 23:17:40 CEST 2007

On Sep 5, 1:28 pm, Paddy <paddy3... at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 5, 5:13 pm, "malibus... at gmail.com" <malibus... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I have a text source file of about 20.000 lines.>From this file, I like to write the first 5 lines to a new file. Close
> > that file, grab the next 5 lines write these to a new file... grabbing
> > 5 lines and creating new files until processing of all 20.000 lines is
> > done.
> > Is there an efficient way to do this in Python?
> > In advance, thanks for your help.
> If its on unix: use split.
> If its your homework: show us what you have so far...
> - Paddy.


Thanks for making me aware of the (UNIX) split command (split -l 5
inFile.txt), it's short, it's fast, it's beautiful.

I am still wondering how to do this efficiently in Python (being kind
of new to it... and it's not for homework).

-- Martin.

I am still wondering how to do this in Python (being new to Python)

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