Reading from text

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Mar 9 04:18:19 CET 2009


Aahz wrote:
> In article <mailman.140.1234896250.11746.python-list at python.org>,
> Tim Chase  <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote:
>>> Assuming this is a real task and not a homework problem, then
>>> I'd do it this way:
>>>
>>>   $ cd [directory containing 50 test files]
>>>   $ (for file in *; do head -n11 $file | tail -n5; done) >/path/to/results-file.txt
>> I'd use sed:
>>
>>   sed -ns 7,11p /source/path/*.txt >/path/to/results.txt
>>
>> hard to get much more concise than that with any common tool :)
> 
> But you do have to learn sed.  Avoiding that is precisely why I stick
> with Python.

+1 [cross-platform] QOTW
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