pythonwise / ecut

#!/usr/bin/env python
'''cut with regular expressions'''

__author__ = "Miki Tebeka <>"
__version__ = "0.2.0"

from sys import stdin
import re
from optparse import OptionParser

progname = "ecut" # Program name
is_range = re.compile("\d+-\d+").match

class FatalError(SystemExit):
    def __init__(self, message):
        error_message = "%s: error: %s" % (progname, message)
        SystemExit.__init__(self, error_message)

parser = OptionParser("usage: %prog [OPTIONS] [FILE]",
            version="%%prog %s" % __version__)
default_delimiter = r"\s+"
parser.add_option("-d", "--delimiter", dest="delim",
        help="delimiter to use (defaults to '%s')" % default_delimiter)
parser.add_option("-f", "--fields", dest="fields", default=[],
        help="comma seperated list of fields to print", metavar="LIST")
parser.add_option("--output-delimiter", dest="out_delim", default=" ",
        help="output delimiter", metavar="STRING")
parser.add_option("-s", "--only-delimited", dest="only_delim", default=0,
        help="do not print lines not containing delimiters",

opts, args = parser.parse_args()
if not opts.fields:
    raise FatalError("no fields given")

# Compile the delimiter
    split = re.compile(opts.delim).split
except re.error, e:
    raise FatalError("bad regular expression (%s)" % e.args[0])

if not args:
    infiles = ["-"]
    infiles = args

# Prase fields, we substract 1 since f1 is the 1'st field
fields = []
for field in opts.fields.split(","):
        if not is_range(field):
            fs = field.split("-")
            if len(fs) != 2:
                raise ValueError
            if fs[0] and fs[1]:
                fields.append((int(fs[0]) - 1, int(fs[1]) - 1)) # Full range
            elif not fs[0]:
                fields.append((0, int(fs[1]) - 1)) # 0-M
            else: # M-end
                fields.append((int(fs[0]) - 1, -1))
    except ValueError:
        raise FatalError("bad field: %s" % field)

inttype = type(1) # Ingeter type

# Process input files
for file in infiles:
    if file == "-":
        info = stdin
            info = open(file)
        except IOError, e:
            raise FatalError("can't open %s - %s" % (file, e.strerror))

    for line in info:
        out = []
        fs = filter(lambda x: x, split(line))
        max = len(fs) - 1

        if opts.only_delim and (len(fs) == 1):

        for field in fields:
            if (type(field) == inttype): # Simple field
                if field <= max:
            else: # Range
                start = field[0]
                if field[1] == -1:
                    end = max
                    end = min(field[2], max)
                for i in range(start, end + 1):
        print opts.out_delim.join(out)
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