Looking for a Python Program/Tool That Will Add Line Numbers to a txt File

William Pursell bill.pursell at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 14:37:28 CET 2008

On Feb 14, 6:54 am, "W. Watson" <wolf_tra... at invalid.com> wrote:
> See Subject. It's a simple txt file, each line is a Python stmt, but I need
> up to four digits added to each line with a space between the number field
> and the text. Perhaps someone has already done this or there's a source on
> the web for it. I'm not yet into files with Python. A sudden need has burst
> upon me. I'm using Win XP.

Not sure if "Python program/tool" means "a tool or a program
in Python", but if awk is okay, that's the tool I would use:

awk '{printf( "%4d %s\n", NR % 10000, $0 )}'

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