[Tutor] Creating new files w/o overwriting existing ones
rdm at rcblue.com
Mon Apr 9 11:29:21 CEST 2007
Sorry if my Subject line isn't clear about what my question is.
I have a script that uses the turtle and random modules to create SVG
files, one after another, in a directory just for the SVGs. The
script assigns filenames in the form, "n.svg", where n is an integer.
E.g. 1.svg, 2.svg. 3.svg, ... 44.svg, 45.svg. As it is now, I have to
reset the starting integer when restarting the script, so as to not
overwrite the files already created. Thus if the highest number
filename is 45.svg, I have to configure the script so that it begins
to create SVGs with filenames of 46.svg on up.
I'm hoping to add a function that will find find that highest number
filename in the directory. Is this possible?
I should add that the numbers of the existing files will not
necessarily be consecutive. There could be gaps. E.g., 4.svg.,
5.svg., 8.svg, 9.svg.
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