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Hello!

I wanna create a script that goes through a file, and changes whatever relevant fields. This part isn't problematic, but I've decided to add another feature to it - instead of just changing the field, I want to ask the user if he's interested in doing so before every change takes place.
Is there an option in python to communicate with the user while running?

Thanks very much!
Aug 16 '07 #1
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ilikepython
844 Expert 512MB
Hello!

I wanna create a script that goes through a file, and changes whatever relevant fields. This part isn't problematic, but I've decided to add another feature to it - instead of just changing the field, I want to ask the user if he's interested in doing so before every change takes place.
Is there an option in python to communicate with the user while running?

Thanks very much!
Yes, to get input from a user, use the raw_input() or input() functions.
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  1. response = raw_input("Do you want to change blah blah blah: ")
  2.  
  3. if response in ' Yy':
  4.     print "Changing"
  5. else:
  6.     print "Skipping"
  7.  
Aug 16 '07 #2
peruron
11
Yes, to get input from a user, use the raw_input() or input() functions.
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  1. response = raw_input("Do you want to change blah blah blah: ")
  2.  
  3. if response in ' Yy':
  4.     print "Changing"
  5. else:
  6.     print "Skipping"
  7.  

That absolutely great! I saw the C-Shell equivalent... (:
Will it be correct (syntax-wise) to insert the whole thing in a "while" loop, until I get "y" or "n" from the user?


Thanks again!
Aug 16 '07 #3
ilikepython
844 Expert 512MB
That absolutely great! I saw the C-Shell equivalent... (:
Will it be correct (syntax-wise) to insert the whole thing in a "while" loop, until I get "y" or "n" from the user?


Thanks again!
Do you mean something like this?:
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  1. while 1:
  2.     response = raw_input("Enter input: ")
  3.  
  4.     if response in 'YynN':   # keep going if not 'y' or 'n'
  5.         break
Aug 16 '07 #4
peruron
11
I think this is just what I mean, will put it to test very soon.
Thanks a lot!
Aug 16 '07 #5

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