Python script that does batch find and replace in txt files

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sun Nov 9 22:44:53 CET 2014


On 2014-11-09 21:20, Syed Khalid wrote:
>
> Code after adding path of .txt files :
>
> import glob, codecs, re, os
>
> regex = re.compile(r"Age: |Sex: |House No: ") # etc etc
>
> for txt in glob.glob("D:/Python/source/*.txt"):
>      with codecs.open(txt, encoding="utf-8") as f:
>          oldlines = f.readlines()
>      for i, line in enumerate(oldlines):
>          if "Elector's Name:" in line:
>              break
>      newlines = [regex.sub("", line).strip().replace("-", "_") for line
> in oldlines[i:]
>      with codecs.open(txt + "_out.txt", "wb", encoding="utf-8") as w:
>          w.write(os.linesep.join(newlines))
>
>
> I executed code in edit rocket.
>
> Error message :
>
>
> File "EamClean.log", line 12
>      with codecs.open(txt + "_out.txt", "wb", encoding="utf-8") as w:
>         ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>
[snip]

The previous line is missing a ']' on the end. It should be:

     newlines = [regex.sub("", line).strip().replace("-", "_") for line 
in oldlines[i:]]




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