regex line by line over file

James Smith bjlockie at lockie.ca
Thu Mar 27 05:14:03 CET 2014


On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 11:23:29 PM UTC-4, James Smith wrote:
> I can't get this to work.
> 
> It runs but there is no output when I try it on a file.
> 
> 
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> #!/usr/bin/python
> 
> 
> 
> import os
> 
> import sys
> 
> import re
> 
> from datetime import datetime
> 
> 
> 
> #logDir = '/nfs/projects/equinox/platformTools/RTLG/RTLG_logs';
> 
> #os.chdir( logDir );
> 
> 
> 
> programName = sys.argv[0]
> 
> fileName = sys.argv[1]
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> 
> 
> #pattern = re.compile('\s*\\"SHELF-.*,SC,.*,:\\"Log Collection In Progress\\"')
> 
> re.M
> 
> p = re.compile('^\s*\"SHELF-.*,SC,.*,:\\\"Log Collection In Progress\\\"')
> 
> l = '    "SHELF-17:LOG_COLN_IP,SC,03-25,01-18-58,NEND,NA,,,:\"Log Collection In Progress\",NONE:1700000035-6364-1048,:YEAR=2014,MODE=NONE"'
> 
> 
> 
> # this works :-)
> 
> m = p.match( l )
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> if m:
> 
>     print( l )
> 
> 
> 
> # this doesn't match anything (or the if doesn't work) :-(
> 
> with open(fileName) as f:
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>     for line in f:
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>         # debug code (print the line without adding a linefeed)
> 
>         # sys.stdout.write( line )
> 
>         if p.match(line):
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>             print(line)
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> The test file just has one line:
> 
>     "SHELF-17:LOG_COLN_IP,SC,03-25,01-18-58,NEND,NA,,,:\"Log Collection In Progress\",NONE:1700000035-6364-1048,:YEAR=2014,MODE=NONE"

I tried the re.M in the compile and that didn't help.



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