Should check all these scripts into local CVS (Noticable amount of effort could be lost)
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Being a python programmer, I tend to write Python scripts to solve little problems that arise, for instance:
- Download my Sourceforge projects' CVS repositories into a directory for backup every week
- process CVS logfiles to help with generating changelogs
- add my python-coding sub-vocabulary to Dragon Naturally Speaking
- backup mozilla profile and secondary mail directories as well as .sig files
- fix CVS checkouts after sourceforge changed how CVS access works
- generate thumbnail files for my portfolio
- weak-referencing list/tuple sub-classes
- print out a metakit database's structure
- calculate fibonacci numbers
- generate mandelbrot fractals
- shuffle an M3U playlist file
- calculate sunrise/sunset times
Obviously, I can survive losing some (or even all) of those, but it would be inconvenient to have to reproduce them.
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John Klassa on 06/24/2004 7:18 a.m. #
I know the feeling... I'm more of a perl guy, but I feel like I write 2-3 scripts a day, for various odd jobs. Sometimes, as I start to write something, I get an odd sense that I've written the same thing before. I can never figure out what I happened to call the last version, though. :-)<br />
Mike Fletcher on 06/24/2004 12:35 p.m. #
Indeed. I didn't include the 4 or 5 different scripts that were all responsible for backing up the scripts directory, were all written without reference to one another, and were all forgotten when I rebuilt the system at one time or another and lost the AT job that originally ran them.