Arrange files according to a text file
Ric at rdo
Ric at rdo
Sat Aug 27 22:15:44 CEST 2011
Hello Emile ,
Thank you for the code below as I have not encountered SequenceMatcher
before and would have to take a look at it closer.
My question would it work for a text file list of names about 25k
lines and a directory with say 100 files inside?
Thank you once again.
On Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:06:22 -0700, Emile van Sebille <emile at fenx.com>
>On 8/27/2011 10:03 AM Ric at rdo.python.org said...
>> What would be the best way to accomplish this task?
>I'd do something like:
>usernames = """Adler, Jack
>filenames = """Smith, John - 02-15-75 - business files.doc
>Random Data - Adler Jack - expenses.xls
>More Data Mark Stone files list.doc""".split('\n')
>from difflib import SequenceMatcher as SM
> return x in ' ,.'
>for filename in filenames:
> ratios = [SM(ignore,filename,username).ratio() for username in
> best = max(ratios)
> owner = usernames[ratios.index(best)]
> print filename,":",owner
>> I have many files in separate directories, each file name
>> contain a persons name but never in the same spot.
>> I need to find that name which is listed in a large
>> text file in the following format. Last name, comma
>> and First name. The last name could be duplicate.
>> Adler, Jack
>> Smith, John
>> Smith, Sally
>> Stone, Mark
>> The file names don't necessary follow any standard
>> Smith, John - 02-15-75 - business files.doc
>> Random Data - Adler Jack - expenses.xls
>> More Data Mark Stone files list.doc
>> I need some way to pull the name from the file name, find it in the
>> text list and then create a directory based on the name on the list
>> "Smith, John" and move all files named with the clients name into that
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