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i have a python script test.py
currently i am using on windows cmd test.py > output.txt

i want another script to auto run test.py every 15 seconds and output file will be random file name, example outpout1.txt, output2.txt

can someone help me to write this script, or if anyone has script pls share with me
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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I don't understand why you've selected MS SQL and Linux topics. You want to run the script on Windows or Linux? How 'random' do you want the filenames, must they be unique or do you just want a new filename every run?
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by:ammadeyy2020
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new file name every run
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Gerwin Jansen earned 500 total points
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This will run your test.py 100 times:
let a=0
while [ $a -lt 100 ]
do
  test.py > output$a.txt
  let a=$a+1
done ;

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by:käµfm³d 👽
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You'll want to read up on the sched and subprocess modules. The former should allow you to schedule 15-second intervals; the latter should allow you to execute the other script.

e.g.

import subprocess
import sched
import time

s = sched.scheduler(time.time, time.sleep)

def worker(scheduler, interval):
    with open('output' + str(interval) + '.txt', 'w') as out:
        subprocess.check_call("python test.py", shell=True, stdout=out)
        
    # Restart timer at end of function
    s.enter(15, 1, worker, (scheduler, interval + 1))
    s.run()
    
###  Start timer

s.enter(15, 1, worker, (s, 1))
s.run()

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In the above, you basically continually call worker. worker passes itself to the enter method, so you continually execute worker in this fashion. The work gets done in the first two line of worker's body.
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by:ammadeyy2020
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let a=0
syntax error

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by:Gerwin Jansen
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I suggested a Linux script, did you read the all the questions in my first post?
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by:ammadeyy2020
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./auto.py: line 1: $'\r': command not found
./auto.py: line 2: $'\r': command not found
")syntax error: invalid arithmetic operator (error token is "
./auto.py: line 8: syntax error near unexpected token `done'
./auto.py: line 8: `done ;'

that is the error i get in linux
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by:ammadeyy2020
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syntax error near unexpected token `done'
 line 8: `done ;'
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by:ammadeyy2020
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i copied exact samething

let a=0
while [ $a -lt 100 ]
do
  test.py > output$a.txt
  let a=$a+1
done ;

and getting error
 syntax error near unexpected token `done'
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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First, you said:

i want another script...

...which to me the word "another" would imply that you wanted an additional Python script.

Second, you said:

...to auto run test.py every 15 seconds...

Gerwin Jansen's shell script isn't doing that; it's running a fixed number of iterations, one right after the other. So now I'm confused:  What is it that you want?
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by:Pasha Kravtsov
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@ammadeyy2020
You need to add
#!/usr/bin/python2

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as the first line of your code for python if you run it as an executable :)
you could alternatively use
python2 code.py

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and for you bash script (I'm assuming you're doing the same thing) add this to the first line:
#!/bin/bash

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when you do ./ the computer doesn't know what kind of language it'll be compiling/running so you need to designate this by using #!/path/to/executable/
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