[Tutor] New to Python and programming and need suggestion

Charles Takacs genius@idirect.com
Sat, 06 Jan 2001 18:45:04 -0500

Since you bought Alan's book, I think it's only fair that he does some
promotional work by responding to you :-))


Curtis Horn wrote:
> Hello, I'm new to programming and python (just bought Learn to
> Program Using Python by Alan Gauld, I'm on ch 14). I feel like
> I have learned alot so far, and I look forward to finally bieng able
> to do something with all the ideas I get.
> My first project is work related ( of course :) and basically boils
> down to this:
> 1. There is a text file that I want to monitor for certain key words,
> it is organized by date time msg. The msg can be more than one
> word, and each date time msg is on a seperate line. There are several
> computers that need to be monitored in this way.
> 2. For the lines with those keywords I'd like to have them uploaded
> onto a database running on a server.
> 3. I'd like people on the LAN to be able to look on a intranet page and
> access the data on the database, visually and if they need more detail
> with text.
> maybe there is another way to monitor text files remotly with a web page other
> than using a database as an in-between?
> since I'm new to python, some things are not clear to me, like how to go about
> having data sent to the database, and how to access the info with a web page.
> I'm assuming it can be done with python and some other tools, like maybe
> gadfly or mySQL and a web server?
> Curtis
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