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Stripping parts of a path

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Hi All,

I just ran into an issue with the rstrip method when using it on path
strings.

When executing a function I have a need to strip off a portion of the
current working directory and add on a path to a log file. Initially
this worked great but then I added a branch in SVN which caused the path
to contain 'LNCCWorkshop'. The rstrip() then began removing the
characters 'shop' leaving an incorrect path to the log file. When I
hard coded this path it worked okay but then did the same thing later in
the file when I needed to point to a database. The code worked fine with
a different path. Here are some code fragments.

logfile=os.getcwd().rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')+'/oship/log/at_build_errors.log'

this worked when the path was:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/TRUNK/oship/src/oship/atbldr

the code above returns:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/TRUNK/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

but when I tried a branches version that has the path:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWorkshop/oship/src/oship/atbldr

it SHOULD return:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWorkshop/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

but I get:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWork/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

logfile=os.getcwd()
print logfile is correct; but when I add the .rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')
it also strips the 'shop' off of LNCCWorkshop and returns
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWork/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

I had two other people looking at this as we did troubleshooting and we
could not determine the cause. It is repeatable with this path name.
In resolution I renamed the branch to just LNCC and it works fine.

Thoughts?

Tim



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Tim Cook wrote:
Hi All,

I just ran into an issue with the rstrip method when using it on path
strings.

When executing a function I have a need to strip off a portion of the
current working directory and add on a path to a log file. Initially
this worked great but then I added a branch in SVN which caused the path
to contain 'LNCCWorkshop'. The rstrip() then began removing the
characters 'shop' leaving an incorrect path to the log file. When I
hard coded this path it worked okay but then did the same thing later in
the file when I needed to point to a database. The code worked fine with
a different path. Here are some code fragments.

logfile=os.getcwd().rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')+'/oship/log/at_build_errors.log'

this worked when the path was:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/TRUNK/oship/src/oship/atbldr

the code above returns:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/TRUNK/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

but when I tried a branches version that has the path:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWorkshop/oship/src/oship/atbldr

it SHOULD return:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWorkshop/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

but I get:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWork/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

logfile=os.getcwd()
print logfile is correct; but when I add the .rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')
it also strips the 'shop' off of LNCCWorkshop and returns
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWork/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

I had two other people looking at this as we did troubleshooting and we
could not determine the cause. It is repeatable with this path name.
In resolution I renamed the branch to just LNCC and it works fine.

Thoughts?

Tim


Always helps to consult documentation when things don't work.

Help on built-in function rstrip:

rstrip(...)
S.rstrip([chars]) -string or unicode

Return a copy of the string S with trailing whitespace removed.
If chars is given and not None, remove characters in chars instead.
If chars is unicode, S will be converted to unicode before stripping
If you give chars to rstrip() it removes all those characters from the string
not that substring.

-Larry
Jul 26 '08 #2

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On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 08:59:15 -0300, Tim Cook wrote:
Hi All,

I just ran into an issue with the rstrip method when using it on path
strings.

When executing a function I have a need to strip off a portion of the
current working directory and add on a path to a log file. Initially
this worked great but then I added a branch in SVN which caused the path
to contain 'LNCCWorkshop'. The rstrip() then began removing the
characters 'shop' leaving an incorrect path to the log file. When I
hard coded this path it worked okay but then did the same thing later in
the file when I needed to point to a database. The code worked fine with
a different path. Here are some code fragments.

logfile=os.getcwd().rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')+'/oship/log/
at_build_errors.log'
>
this worked when the path was:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/TRUNK/oship/src/oship/atbldr

the code above returns:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/TRUNK/oship/log/at_build_errors.log

but when I tried a branches version that has the path:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWorkshop/oship/src/oship/atbldr

it SHOULD return:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWorkshop/oship/log/
at_build_errors.log
>
but I get:
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWork/oship/log/
at_build_errors.log
>
logfile=os.getcwd()
print logfile is correct; but when I add the .rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')
it also strips the 'shop' off of LNCCWorkshop and returns
/home/tim/ref_impl_python/BRANCHES/LNCCWork/oship/log/
at_build_errors.log
>
I had two other people looking at this as we did troubleshooting and we
could not determine the cause. It is repeatable with this path name. In
resolution I renamed the branch to just LNCC and it works fine.

Thoughts?

Tim
Is this the Tim Cook I worked with at UCI?

Anyway, I think the os.path module might have something for you. As a
little bonus, it should produce code that works well with other operating
systems, and should deal gracefully with repeated slashes.

Jul 26 '08 #3

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Tim Cook <ti***************@gmail.comwrote:
>
I just ran into an issue with the rstrip method when using it on path
strings.

When executing a function I have a need to strip off a portion of the
current working directory and add on a path to a log file. Initially
this worked great but then I added a branch in SVN which caused the path
to contain 'LNCCWorkshop'. The rstrip() then began removing the
characters 'shop' leaving an incorrect path to the log file. When I
hard coded this path it worked okay but then did the same thing later in
the file when I needed to point to a database. The code worked fine with
a different path. Here are some code fragments.

logfile=os.getcwd().rstrip('src/oship/atbldr')+'/oship/log/at_build_errors.log'
This doesn't do what you think it does. The parameter to rstrip is a set:
as long as the last character is in the set 'abcdhiloprs/', it will remove
it and check the next one. All of the characters in "shop" are in that
set.

In a few minutes, I couldn't think of a clever one-liner to do this. You
could do it with re.sub, but that seems like overkill.

chk = '/src/oship/atbldr'
cwd = os.getcwd()
if cwd.endswith( chk ):
cwd = cwd[:-len(chk)]
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Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
Jul 27 '08 #4

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On Sun, 2008-07-27 at 04:32 +0000, Tim Roberts wrote:
This doesn't do what you think it does. The parameter to rstrip is a set:
as long as the last character is in the set 'abcdhiloprs/', it will remove
it and check the next one. All of the characters in "shop" are in that
set.
Thanks for all the replies.
You are correct I misunderstood the docs. Finding and slicing works
great.

Cheers,
Tim
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