[Tutor] How to compare the first line from multiple files

Michael Langford michael.langford at rowdylabs.com
Thu Jan 31 20:25:19 CET 2008

You should checkout os.listdir()


On Jan 31, 2008 2:19 PM, Sorghum Crow <sorcrow at gmail.com> wrote:
> How to compare the first line from multiple files
> Greetings,
>  I'm new on the forum and relatively new to Python. I have been tasked
> at work with checking some files for consistency.
>  What I need to do is verify that the first lines of a group of text
> files are identical.
>  The files are all in the same directory.
>  I know what the first line should be (or I can take the first line
> from the first file as the reference.)
> How would I go about doing this.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Sorghum Crow
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