[SOLVED] There has to be a better way to split this string!

Anthony Papillion anthony at cajuntechie.org
Tue Feb 9 20:58:26 EST 2016

On 02/09/2016 07:47 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
> Anthony Papillion <anthony at cajuntechie.org> writes:
>> On 02/09/2016 07:26 PM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>>> I am using datetime.now() to create a unique version of a filename.
>>> […]
>> Found the solution in strftime(). Exactly what I was looking for.
> For the task of making a unique filename, you should also consider the
> ‘tempfile’ module in the standard library.

I looked at tempfile. Unfortunately, the filename has to be both
'unique' and 'identifiable' to the original. So if I am using mydog.jpg
as the source and I am adding something unique to it, it has to still
have mydog.jpg in the filename. Tempfile, I think, doesn't allow an easy
way to do that. So I'm just adding the exact date and time which is
unique enough for my purposes.

Thanks for the pointer though.


More information about the Python-list mailing list