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"If this were Rails I'd..."

Mark has finally convinced me to give Ruby and Rails a shot. I'm starting here . Despite failing horribly at my previous goal of learning Haskell, my frustration with Django has reached the point where I am willing to look in other directions.
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Python One-Liners

I find myself wanting to do simple text mangling on the command line a lot. Most recently, I wanted to add up the size of all my hard drives from df -h. So, the other day I decided to pick up my old camel book and learn how to do one-liners in Perl. With Mark's help, I got a working script: df -h | perl -e '$i=0; while (<>) {$i+=$1 if m/(\d+)G/;} print "$i\n";' After that, I decided having something like perl -ne for Python would be great. So, here it is: #!/usr/bin/python import fileinput, sys from re import * code = sys.argv.pop(1) _ = fileinput.input() exec code I call it pyne. Instead of an implicit loop like Perl has, I use list comprehensions to make it useful. Here's the one-liner (requires Python 2.4+): df -h | pyne "print sum(int( for m in [search(r'(\d+)G', m) for m in _] if m)"
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