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Scenario:

I have 2 scripts. One is an ftp program that takes a list of files and downloads them.

The other is a simple program that takes one file and copies it to another directory.

What I want to do:

When the ftp program finishes with one file, I want to run the copy program for that file, but I want the ftp program to move on to the next file while the copy runs.

So this would accomplish the same thing, but not be as effective for what I need to do:

for file in filelist:
[INDENT]download(file)
execfile(copy.py,file)[/INDENT]
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Last Post by zachabesh
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why do they need to be different files, couldn't you just make them definitions in the one file and then just call them when they are needed?

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Downloading files takes alot of time, shutil.copy for big files isn't that fast itself, I know the computer can download and copy at the same time (saving some time, which adds up to alot if you're downloading hundreds of files), but if I wrote one big script for the whole thing, the functions wouldn't run simultaneously, they'd run right after each other.

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I'll look that up thanks!

Also, I just came across shutil.move, seems like it would be faster than shutil.copy, could eliminate the need for 2 different scripts.

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