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

Chris Kaynor ckaynor at zindagigames.com
Tue Feb 9 21:02:27 EST 2016


On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 5:58 PM, Anthony Papillion <anthony at cajuntechie.org>
wrote:
>
> 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.

Actually, it doe (untested, but I've used the feature in projects):

tempfile.TemporaryFile(prefix="mydog", suffix=".jpg")

Chris


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