If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


#!/usr/bin/env python
'''Path filter, to be used in pipes to filter out paths.

* Unix test commands (such as -f can be specified as well)
* {} replaces file name

# List only files in current directory
ls -a | pfilter -f

# Find files not versioned in svn
# (why, oh why, does svn *always* return 0?)
find . | pfilter 'test -n "`svn info {} 2>&1 | grep Not`"'

__author__ = "Miki Tebeka <miki.tebeka@gmail.com>"

from os import system

def pfilter(path, command):
'''Filter path according to command'''

if "{}" in command:
command = command.replace("{}", path)
command = "%s %s" % (command, path)

if command.startswith("-"):
command = "test %s" % command

# FIXME: win32 support
command += " 2>&1 > /dev/null"

return system(command) == 0

def main(argv=None):
if argv is None:
import sys
argv = sys.argv

from sys import stdin
from itertools import imap, ifilter
from string import strip
from functools import partial

if len(argv) != 2:
from os.path import basename
from sys import stderr
print >> stderr, "usage: %s COMMAND" % basename(argv[0])
print >> stderr
print >> stderr, __doc__
raise SystemExit(1)

command = argv[1]
# Don't you love functional programming?
for path in ifilter(partial(pfilter, command=command), imap(strip, stdin)):
print path

if __name__ == "__main__":

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