Can someone help please

Gary Herron gherron at digipen.edu
Thu Jul 21 19:19:11 CEST 2011


On 07/21/2011 10:02 AM, Gary wrote:
> Hi
> Can someone help me with this code below please,
> For some reason it will not send me the first text file in the directory.
> I made up an empty file a.txt file with nothing on it and it sends the 
> files i need but would like to fix the code.
> Thanks
>
>
>
>
> total = ' '
> os.chdir('/home/woodygar/Desktop/Docs')
> for i in os.listdir('.'):
>   if '.txt' in i:
>     f = open(i, 'r')
>     total += f.read()
>     f.close()
> message = """\
> Subject: %s
> %s
>
> """% (SUBJECT,total)
>

Huh?  Confused I am.  If your first file is empty and you concatenate 
the contents of each file (that's what total+=f.read() does), then what 
do you expect to see?   If you concatenate nothing (that is, the empty 
file), then you should see nothing.   I see no problem with the code, 
but perhaps a problem with your expectations.

If I've misunderstood your question, the please reword and resend it, 
but this time include more information:  The files in '.', their 
content, the output you do get, and the output you expected.

Gary Herron


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Gary Herron, PhD.
Department of Computer Science
DigiPen Institute of Technology
(425) 895-4418




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