Here are some examples of simple Python utility scripts that can automate various tasks:
1. File Renamer:
This script allows you to rename multiple files in a specific directory with a new name and extension.
import os def rename_files(directory, new_name, extension): for filename in os.listdir(directory): if filename.endswith(extension): os.rename(os.path.join(directory, filename), os.path.join(directory, new_name + extension)) print("Files have been renamed successfully.") rename_files("/path/to/directory", "new_name", ".txt")
2. CSV to Excel Converter:
This script can convert CSV files to Excel files.
import pandas as pd def csv_to_excel(csv_file, excel_file): df = pd.read_csv(csv_file) df.to_excel(excel_file, index=False) print("Conversion complete.") csv_to_excel("data.csv", "data.xlsx")
3. Website Scraper:
This script can scrape data from a website and save it to a file.
import requests from bs4 import BeautifulSoup def scrape_website(url, file): page = requests.get(url) soup = BeautifulSoup(page.content, "html.parser") with open(file, "w") as f: f.write(soup.prettify()) print("Scraping complete.") scrape_website("https://www.example.com", "data.txt")
4. File Backup:
This script can copy files from one location to another and save it as a backup.
import shutil import datetime def backup_files(src, dst): now = datetime.datetime.now() backup_folder = dst + now.strftime("%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S") shutil.copytree(src, backup_folder) print("Backup complete.") backup_files("/path/to/src", "/path/to/dst")
5. Find and Replace:
This script can find and replace a specific word or phrase in all files in a specific directory.
import os def find_and_replace(directory, find, replace): for foldername, subfolders, filenames in os.walk(directory): for filename in filenames: file_path = os.path.join(foldername, filename) with open(file_path) as f: s = f.read() s = s.replace(find, replace) with open(file_path, "w") as f: f.write(s) print("Find and Replace complete.") find_and_replace("/path/to/directory", "find", "replace")
These are just a few examples of the many things you can do with Python utility scripts. You can also use libraries like