Questions tagged [file]

A block of arbitrary information, or resource for storing information, accessible by the string-based name or path. Files are available to computer programs and are usually based on some kind of persistent storage.

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Finding the next available filename

We're having a small debate in work about the following piece of code: ...
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Java program to manage animal data and store them in text files

I made this program as a baby step to creating an animal shelter management system that will be used in a real life animal shelter. The goal is to move from text files to an online database, and from ...
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Python script to rename images based on descriptions in a text file

I like to collect images for my desktop background, but the problem is sometimes the image names don't represent what the image is. I decided to write a script that reads a text file that contains the ...
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Nodejs functions to load and save RSA keys

I'm creating my first real life Nodejs project. I've created some files and all work, but I'm not satisfied about what my files look likes. It's unreadeble. For example, I work of a file to manage ...
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Explicit song lyrics checker

To stay in practice with my Python I've decided to write an explicit song checker. It checks each word in the song against an array of 14 explicit words contained in the text file. I've decided not to ...
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Updating generated file

With this algorithm I update an automatically generated verilog-file. The update within this file is done by commenting the assigned wires to specific ports of module instances. Is there a better, ...
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Filling A Linked List With Data From File And Handling User Status Messages

I have completed an university assignment on C. While the code is fully functional based on the specifications of the exercise, I like high-quality code and would like to ask for opinions on how can ...
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Simple log rotation script

I created a simple script that implements log rotation. It checks the log file size (say, out.log) if it exceeds 5MB limit. If it does then the script copies it to <...
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Read file into vector<byte>

I need to read a range of bytes from a file and return it as a std::vector<std::byte>. My current code looks like this: ...
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Code downloads a text file from a website, saves it to local disk, and then loads it into a list for further processing

My program opens a website and downloads a text file. The text file is a simple file with one word per line. I save the file to local disk and then create a list to hold each line of the text file ...
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Simple program to hide messages in files (steganography)

That is a simple program to hide text messages in text files. I'd like to hear any advices to improve my code and style. Some notes: There is no error handling to simplify the program. It is not a «...
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Average spam confidence

Exercise 7.2 from Python for Informatics: Write a program to prompt for a file name, and then read through the file and look for lines of the form: ...
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Python 3 simple external sort with heapq

I've implemented a minimal external sort of text file using heapq python module. On the few tests I did it seems to works well, but I would like to have some advice to have a cleaner and faster code. ...
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Pidfile single process instance mechanism

I'm writing a system daemon in Rust that may be started by the user manually. Only one instance of the daemon should be running at a time so I have created a pidfile locking mechanism to prevent ...
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3D metrics for segmentation evaluation

I am new to programming and I am trying to develop a machine learning approach for image segmentation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_segmentation) and here I want to evaluate the predicted (...
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Usage of TPL vs Parallel.ForEach() on file processing

i've been working on an implementation of a my own from scratch set of library Astron and I wanted to get my TPL usage reviewed because i'm not confident with this technology :/ My app is currently ...
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Simple INI file parser in Haskell

I've written a rudimentary parser for INI files: ...
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Search string in file, replace it, and write back to file

I have this simple function that just reads a file, replaces all occurances of a string, and write it back to the file: ...
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Ruby exercise in writing and reading a file [closed]

I've been asked to improve the modular decomposition of the main by moving as many lines of code out of main as possible, but i have no idea how i should do this ...
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Game involving finding words containing letters from a memorized list

I wrote this Java game where the user memorizes a list, gets given letters and needs to find a word that contains those letters. The player has only a few seconds to enter the word. Example: Program ...
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Writing billions of lines to text file in java [closed]

I'm trying to write billions of strings lines to a file, it works for up to 40 million lines, but it's throwing out "java.nio.BufferOverflowException" error for 400 million lines. I also think my ...
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Go command-line tool to do some simple byte manipulation

I have some files containing 16-bit words in big-endian order, and a tool to process them that assumes little-endian order. I therefore need to swap the order of each pair of bytes in my files. This ...
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Python functions to save JSON and H5 to local files and S3

I'm trying to copy files to S3 after writing them locally: I have 2 functions which I need to do this. What is the best way to refactor the code that exists in both. ...
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F# wrapper to generate SHA256 signature for a file

I've created the following module to allow me to generate a SHA256 signature for a file. (In real life this is used to verify an image file hasn't been amended). The cut down code looks like this: <...
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Reading a text file that may have embedded nulls

I've always used fgets to read a file. However, I want to read a file that may have embedded \0. I thought of using ...
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Pulling images from Windows 10 Lock Screen to a different folder

Windows 10 has an interesting feature where it will display "fun facts" and images on the lock screen. Occasionally, these images are something I would want to use for a background. These images are ...
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Processing file inclusion directives using mutual recursion

I am preprocessing a set of files where one file is included in another file with an include tag like shown below: file A ...
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Simple one-time pad in Rust

I am new to rust and to start learning the language I decided to implement a simple one-time pad encryption program. The part I am least sure about is the reading and writing from the files. Ideally ...
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Parsing version from Cargo.toml

I want to get version from Cargo.toml and use the value inside my app. Here is a function I wrote: ...
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Two cross-platform implementations of getline in C

I created my cross-platform implementations of getline function in C. It takes different arguments and have different return values than 'original' ...
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Linux cat command in C

I wrote my own implementation of the linux cat command in C for my computer laboratory class. We were asked to replicate its functionality with no options passed as arguments or with just the -b, -n ...
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Read/write a pipe-delimited file line by line with some simple text manipulation

This code that I wrote is supposed to read/write a pipe-delimited file line by line to a new file with some simple text manipulation. (It also adds two new columns) and publishes a "Status Update" ...
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Code creates huge Text File [closed]

A Java program that writes each digit on a new line, from 1 to max integer. We should end up with 2.4 Billion lines. After looping to near the maximum integer, the text file becomes really huge. Like ...
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Sharing File (Content) without saving it before

I have a listview of PrivateFile objects which contain the fileId (int), fileName (String) ...
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Reading all file contents via x64 assembly

I have come up with the following snippet by building upon the answers given to my StackOverflow question. Just trying to get some other eyeballs to review things so that they can point out any ...
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Sorting words by frequency

I'm doing a simple task in Rust after reading the Rust book: read a text file split it at whitespace sanitize words by removing non-letter characters sort the words by their frequency of occurrence ...
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Multi-Line text reader

I am attempting to teach myself C++ by writing a simple multi-line text reader that reports the lengths of each line. What can I do better now that I have something that "works?" Conventions: ...
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Find a valid english phrase that is identical to what the user entered, save a missing consonant

The Task: The user enters a path to a dictionary file (one word per line) and a phrase as system arguments. My code must then find phrases containing only valid English words, generated by removing ...
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My own getline function for reading strings from files

I am a newbie to C++ and I want to do some cool stuff with it. Here I have implemented my own getline function which reads from a file. so what do you think of this getline function? ...
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Simple command-line XOR encryptor/decryptor for files

I just made this simple XOR encryptor and decryptor. It needs a file with the "private" key string inside. usage: encryptor "file to encrypt/decrypt" "file with the private key" "output file" To ...
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Python code to get all lines between two keyword lines in a file (with exceptions)

I have coded multiple variations on this and would like to make it generic, to avoid coding any more variations. Comments and suggested improvements, please, (typos also), and what about that ToDo ? ...
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Concatenating an already existing filename to create a new file

I had answered this question from stackoverlow and the code below is code that I wrote to explain to the OP a possible way to achieve what I believe they were looking for. The general idea that I ...
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Basic C copy file implementation

I'm a java programmer by trade and starting to learn C/C++. I'd appreciate any pointers on glaring issues with my code style which is acceptable in java but not in C. I feel like open_files is ...
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Locate substrings within a file

Here, I am reading in a newline delimited file that can be millions of repeating lines that looks like this: ...
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Write output file, collating groups of up to 7 input lines

I have this code that reads a file and after processing a few lines writes the output to a second file: ...
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Implementation of getdelim

Note: I wasn't trying to follow the POSIX getdelim signature exactly. I needed to add the consume argument for a project I'm ...
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Finding the longest word without these characters follow-up

Here I asked this question: My goal is to go through the list of all English words (separated by '\n' characters) and find the longest word which doesn't have ...
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Looping through file finding sequences

For an assignment, I had to loop through a text file, and report any positions that a user entered sequence was found. Is there any way I can make this code more efficient, because it seems like I'm ...
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Count characters of a text file

This program counts the number of the occurence of each character that is used in a file. I tried to use everything that Java offers to me properly. If you have tips which library functions would ...
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Reading new data from a constantly updating file in Java

I have a log file which is constantly updated with new lines of data. I need to get new added data in java as soon as it's written. For now my solution is: ...