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How to use input in directory search

How to use input in directory search

How to use input in directory search

I'm using dircmp to compare two directories.
I need to take the input from the user and I will do that by using name=input()
but I'm not sure how to use the user input else where.

dircmp(/home/usa/ca/.../sj/bkb/current, /home/usa/ca/.../lx/bk/current)
I have to use the user input 'name' at the place where I have put dots, so please tell me how to use it there.

RE: How to use input in directory search


You should be able to concatenate the name variable with the two halves of the respective strings.  I am a relative new comer to the language but I believe this is how you would do what you want


name = input() // or use name=raw_input() if you need to have special characters in the user input

root = '/home/usa/ca/'
dir1 = root + name + 'sj/bkb/current'
dir1 = root + name + 'lx/bkb/current'

dircmp(dir1, dir2)

This is just a guess as I am at work and don't have a python interpreter to check the syntax.

Hope this helps.


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