question on using tarfile to read a *.tar.gzip file
ahleniusm at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 22:51:36 CET 2010
I have a number of relatively large number *tar.gzip files to
process. With the py module tarfile, I see that I can access and
extract them, one at a time to a temporary dir, but that of course
All that I need to do is to read the first and last lines of each file
and then move on to the next one. I am not changing anything in these
files - just reading. The file lines are not fixed lengths either,
which makes it a bit more fun.
Is there a way to do this, without decompressing each file to a temp
dir? Like is there a method using some tarfile interface adapter to
read a compressed file? Otherwise I'll just access each file, extract
it, grab the 1st and last lines and then delete the temp file.
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