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Geek Culture / Program to expand list of entries

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Epimetheus
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Posted: 11th Jan 2015 02:22
I need a simple program that can take a list of text and then duplicate each line to make the list size a number I can set, with each entry expanded evenly to fill the list e.g.

list item 1
list item 2
list item 3

expanded to 9 entries:

list item 1
list item 1
list item 1
list item 2
list item 2
list item 2
list item 3
list item 3
list item 3

it should be able to expand any size of list, is there any off the shelf program that does this, something like a notepad++ plugin, or ultraedit?
Indicium
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Posted: 11th Jan 2015 05:43
I highly doubt you'll find anything that'll do this for you. It's not really common to need that, I don't see a use case. You could write a simple program to do it for you.
MrValentine
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Posted: 11th Jan 2015 08:25
Download DBPro, and use this code:



Thanks for the challenge!

TheComet
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Posted: 11th Jan 2015 15:05
Or use python:



Note: The above code is insanely hack-ish because I wanted it to be 2 lines. The more readable version:



With command line args:



Usage example:


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BatVink
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Posted: 12th Jan 2015 13:01 Edited at: 12th Jan 2015 13:02
Notepad++ does it out of the box, no programming required. You can do this with any search/replace that accepts regex functions:



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Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 12th Jan 2015 14:22 Edited at: 12th Jan 2015 14:23
Ugh, I must be tired this morning. I saw that post there, and thought that a separate window had popped up over the forums. I stared at it for a few seconds, and became slightly angry at it. I tried to click on it, but nothing happened. I then realized, it's just an image...

EDIT I also thought this was the Posting Competition.

Matty H
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Posted: 12th Jan 2015 15:41
Quote: "I tried to click on it, but nothing happened. I then realized, it's just an image..."


That made me laugh because I sometimes do that

Epimetheus
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Posted: 13th Jan 2015 20:22
Thanks guys, these are all really useful
Clonkex
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Posted: 17th Jan 2015 12:29
Quote: "Ugh, I must be tired this morning. I saw that post there, and thought that a separate window had popped up over the forums. I stared at it for a few seconds, and became slightly angry at it. I tried to click on it, but nothing happened. I then realized, it's just an image...

EDIT I also thought this was the Posting Competition."


LOL HAHAHAHAHAHA this is brilliant ROFL Just imagining you doing that!

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