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#!/usr/bin/env python
"""Changes spacing from single to double space for a given file.
Outputs the new file as filename_double_spaced.txt or
filename_single_spaced.txt as needed.
Sysargs: filename
import sys
import re
import os
class Spacing(object):
def __init__(self, filename):
self.filename = filename
self.basename = os.path.basename(filename) # only the base part of the filename
def open_file(self, filename):
"""Opens a file object to be used across the class"""
with open(filename, 'r') as f:
file_contents =
return file_contents
def single_to_double(self):
"""Converts from single to double space after a period"""
file_contents = self.open_file(self.filename)
with open('textedit/texts/double_space_%s' % self.basename, 'w') as output:
output.write(file_contents.replace(r'\.\s{1}', r'\.\s{2}'))
except AssertionError:
print("Single space not found")
def double_to_single(self):
"""Converts from double to single space after a period"""
file_contents = self.open_file(self.filename)
with open('textedit/texts/single_space_%s' % self.basename, 'w') as output:
output.write(file_contents.replace(r'\.\s{2}', r'\.\s{1}'))
except AssertionError:
print("Double space not found")
def spacing_check(self):
"""simple check to see if file is single or double spaced and refereces it to the opposite"""
if len(re.findall(r'\.\s{2}', self.filename)) > 1:
if __name__ == '__main__':
filename = sys.argv[1]
sp = Spacing(filename)