[Tutor] ideas on how to process a file
inthefridge at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 19:00:27 CEST 2009
The question is now...what do I do to find duplicate entries in the text
file I am reading. I just want to filter them out. There are a ton of
duplicate entries in there.
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Spencer Parker <inthefridge at gmail.com>wrote:
> Oh...nice...this makes things much easier than what I had before.
> I mainly used writelines because I couldn't figure out why it was only
> writing one line. Then I did and never took out the writelines...I just did
> and it works just fine for the most part.
> Thanks again for the help.
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Spencer Parker <inthefridge at gmail.com>
>> > This is my code:
>> > http://pastebin.com/m11053edf
>> I guess you have something like this now:
>> for line in text_file.readlines():
>> if line.find('FULLNAME')>=0:
>> This can be better written as
>> for line in text_file: # No need for readlines(), a file is iterable
>> if 'FULLNAME' in line:
>> write_file.write(line) # writelines() is for writing multiple lines at
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