Small program ideas

eli m techgeek201 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 23:47:50 CET 2013


On Monday, February 25, 2013 10:15:24 PM UTC-8, Dave Angel wrote:
> On 02/25/2013 10:48 PM, eli m wrote:
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> > On Friday, February 15, 2013 7:22:41 PM UTC-8, eli m wrote:
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> >> Any small program ideas? I would prefer to stick to command line ones. Thanks.
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> > Thank you guys for the suggestions. Any more?
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> There are all kinds of things you could do.  First, consider something 
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> that might be useful.
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> 1) checksum all the files in a directory tree, using various checksum 
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> algorithms.
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> 2) Convert one kind of file to another.
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> 3) Calculate time between two dates
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> 4) Write some part of a backup system.  For example, copy files from a 
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> directory tree into a specified directory, stopping when the size totals 
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> N.N gig, and keeping track of which files have been so processed, so 
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> that after burning that directory to DVD, you can repeat the process. 
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> As a bonus, add a utility & datafile to the top of that directory, so 
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> that the DVD can be self-checking.
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> Then try something interesting:
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> 1) find the nth prime, for example the 1000th prime
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> 2) Find all perfect numbers under a trillion
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> 3) solve the puzzles on http://projecteuler.net
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> 4) Build a spell checker, using a combination of a standard 
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> dictionary-list and custom entries.  Bonus question - Make it smart 
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> enough to only spell-check comments and literal strings, when applied to 
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> files with an extension of .py
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> -- 
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> DaveA

How hard would it be to change one file to another and would it be a small-medium sized program?




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