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Object using generator - directory file traverser
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Source code: Module: Y110

# Object using generator - directory file traverser

""" This class (given a path name) traverses all the files in that
directory and records each record by record. File names are sorted
Asciibetically, but generators are used to avoid the application
growing huge on large data flows. Test harness run on 1 Gbyte of data
across 21 files """

import os
import os.path

class dirStream (object):

        def __init__(this,folder):
                this.folder = folder
                this.places = os.listdir(folder)
                this.fh = None
                this.status = []
                this.status_mode = "waiting"
                this.searching = ""

        def getRecord(this,search = None):
                this.searching = search
                for k in xrange(len(this.places)):
                        fullpath = os.path.join(this.folder,this.places[k])
                        if not os.path.isfile(fullpath): continue
                        this.status_mode = "serving"
                        for lyne in open(fullpath,"r"):
                                if search == None or lyne.find(search) > -1:
                                        yield lyne
                this.status_mode = "completed"
        def getWhere(this):
                if this.status_mode == "serving":
                        return (this.status[-1][0],this.status[-1][1])
                elif this.status_mode == "waiting":
                        return ("",0)
                        return ("",-1)
        def getStatus(this):
                v1,v2 = this.getWhere()
                linesread = 0
                linesmatched = 0
                for (f,n,m) in this.status:
                        linesread += n
                        linesmatched += m
                stat = {"stream_status": this.status_mode,
                        "current_file_name": v1,
                        "current_line_number": v2,
                        "current_file_number": len(this.status),
                        "lines_read_so_far": linesread,
                        "lines_matched_so_far": linesmatched,
                        "total_number_files": len(this.places),
                        "searching": (this.searching == None) and "no" or "yes",
                        "searching_for": this.searching
                return stat
        def getReport(this):
                return this.status

if __name__ == "__main__":

        # Analyse data

        from sys import argv
                lookfor = argv[1]
                lookfor = None

        source = dirStream("logs")
        for record in source.getRecord(lookfor):
                file,line = source.getWhere()
                print line,file,record

        # brief report

        report = source.getStatus()
        for k in report.keys():
                print "{0:<20s} {1}".format(k,report[k])
        print "--------------------------------"

        # full report
        for file_info in source.getReport():
                print "{1:8d} {2:8d} {0:s}".format(*file_info)

""" Sample Output

trainee@kingston:~/py_sql$ python Turbines
71099 logs/ac_20150218 - [17/Feb/2015:13:28:07 +0000]
"GET /mouth/4429_Wind-Turbines-beauty-or-menace-.html HTTP/1.1" 200 17283 "-" "Mozilla/5.0
(TweetmemeBot/4.0; + Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0"

71107 logs/ac_20150218 -
[17/Feb/2015:13:28:09 +0000] "HEAD /mouth/4429_Wind-Turbines-beauty-or-menace-.html HTTP/1.1"
200 - "-" "Google-HTTP-Java-Client/1.17.0-rc (gzip)"

(etc) - some output snipped

2084 logs/ac_20150221 -
[20/Feb/2015:04:00:09 +0000] "GET /mouth/4429_Wind-Turbines-beauty-or-menace-.html HTTP/1.0"
200 24157 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; electricmonk/3.2.0

12542 logs/ac_20150221 -
[20/Feb/2015:05:56:17 +0000] "GET /mouth/4429_Wind-Turbines-beauty-or-menace-.html HTTP/1.1"
200 23709 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;; +"

20609 logs/ac_20150221 -
[20/Feb/2015:07:21:24 +0000] "GET /mouth/4429_Wind-Turbines-beauty-or-menace-.html HTTP/1.1"
200 23709 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;; +"

159388 logs/ac_20150221 -
[20/Feb/2015:23:38:35 +0000] "GET /mouth/4429_Wind-Turbines-beauty-or-menace-.html HTTP/1.1"
200 23256 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; bingbot/2.0; +"

stream_status completed
current_line_number -1
searching_for Turbines
lines_read_so_far 4011213
lines_matched_so_far 70
total_number_files 21
searching yes
current_file_number 21
  156228 0 logs/ac_20150201
  161144 0 logs/ac_20150202
  190542 0 logs/ac_20150203
  227646 0 logs/ac_20150204
  221454 0 logs/ac_20150205
  202896 0 logs/ac_20150206
  198114 0 logs/ac_20150207
  175836 0 logs/ac_20150208
  170156 0 logs/ac_20150209
  202743 0 logs/ac_20150210
  190289 0 logs/ac_20150211
  190397 0 logs/ac_20150212
  207429 0 logs/ac_20150213
  251313 0 logs/ac_20150214
  165796 0 logs/ac_20150215
  168314 0 logs/ac_20150216
  194138 0 logs/ac_20150217
  181487 26 logs/ac_20150218
  187665 29 logs/ac_20150219
  185631 11 logs/ac_20150220
  181995 4 logs/ac_20150221


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