Creating a counter
gary.herron at islandtraining.com
Wed Oct 15 22:04:03 CEST 2014
On 10/15/2014 11:39 AM, Shiva wrote:
> I am trying to search a string through files in a directory - however while
> Python script works on it and writes a log - I want to present the user with
> count of number of strings found. So it should increment for each string found.
> How do I implement it?
> If I use a print() within a if condition statement - and execute the script
> in terminal - for each find, the print() prints in new line instead of a
> constantly incrementing counter.
The question seems confuse the word "increment".
If you are asking how to count, plenty of responders have answered
count = count+1
However, the second paragraphs seems to use the word "increment" to mean
displaying the counter on a single line overwriting itself instead of a
scrolling list of values one-per-line. The solution may depend on what
is displaying the value as you write it out, but if it's a
terminal/command-prompt /console-window, then you want the write to
finish with a carriage-return alone instead of a
carriage-return/new-line combination. In Python that is represented
with a \r instead of a \n.
print counter, '\r', # The ending comma means do NOT output the usual \n
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