sort file removing duplicates possible?

  • @patrickdrd

    the easylist file is adblocker file it will change consistently.

    Regarding the Tcl/Tk installation - you should have unzipped it into
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\ directory.

    The zip contains the complete folder hierachy - as you see on the left side (archive tree)

    if you did this you normally got a message saying that the plugins folder already exists and
    if you want it to overwrite -> you should have answered this with yes, didn’t you?


  • yep, that’s what I got

  • @patrickdrd

    took some time to understand the difference.
    You do have
    where I do have

    so the error makes sense as it can’t be found in …\lib\lib-tk

    You could try to add the following to your user script

    import sys

    and restart npp and do another import Tkinter test.


  • ok thanks, first thing tomorrow with the morning coffee

  • Hi, @patrickdrd, and All,

    Just for info, doing again my tests ( Last modified: 02 Jun 2018 17:23 UTC ) with N++ sort, followed by the regex S/R, I obtained :

    • Original file : 69931 lines

    • With regex A ( sensitive ) : 69852 lines ( so, 65 lines deleted, in 56 matches )

    • With regex B ( insensitive ) : 69817 lines ( so, 100 lines deleted, in 88 matches )

    • With TextFX sort, at column 1, with the option Sort outputs only UNIQUE (at column) lines, it produced a 69285 lines file ( so, 646 lines deleted )

    Now, @patrickdrd, I don’t want you to be confused, with my explanations ! I just pointed out the fact that depending of the different ways and softwares, used to remove duplicates lines, you must expect different results ! My solution using first, N++ sort and , secondly, a regex S/R may not give the correct results, because it’s based on comparing consecutive lines, previously sorted !

    And , probably, the TextFX plugin, ( whose I don’t know the sort logic ! ) other software, and the last script, from @claudia-frank, will produce best results :-))

    Finally, I’m thinking that a correct script to delete duplicates lines should not rely on any sort and just compares two individual lines, at a time ! In other words, any line should simply be compared, successively, with each other line of the file !



    P.S. :

    BTW, I confirm that the TextFX sort tool, as N++ sort, seems stable : after running it 5 times, the ouput files, produced , are totally identical :-)

  • @Claudia-Frank still doesn’t work:

    File “<console>”, line 1, in <module>
    File “D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\tcl\lib-tk\”, line 39, in <module>
    import _tkinter # If this fails your Python may not be configured for Tk
    ImportError: No module named _tkinter

  • @patrickdrd

    can you please run the following code in the python script console and check the output?

    import os; print '\n'.join(os.listdir(r'plugins\PythonScript\lib\tcl'))

    If you have something similar to me

    lib-tk     <--- this is important
    tcl85x.dll     <--- this is important
    tclpip85x.dll     <--- this is important
    tk85x.dll     <--- this is important
    _tkinter.pyd     <--- this is important

    you have to add another path to sys.path so that you have the following in your

    import sys

    After restarting notepad++, PS should be able to use Tkinter to build windows.
    If you don’t have the dlls etc… or it is still not working, can you please post the output from the os.listdir… ?


  • still not


  • import worked but sorter not:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\scripts\”, line 110, in <module>
    File “D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\scripts\”, line 76, in init
    self.window = tk.Tk()
    File “D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\tcl\lib-tk\”, line 1819, in init = _tkinter.create(screenName, baseName, className, interactive, wantobjects, useTk, sync, use)
    _tkinter.TclError: Can’t find a usable init.tcl in the following directories:
    D:/Utilities/PortableApps/Notepad++/plugins/PythonScript/lib/lib/tcl8.5 D:/Utilities/PortableApps/lib/tcl8.5 D:/Utilities/lib/tcl8.5 D:/Utilities/PortableApps/library D:/Utilities/library D:/Utilities/tcl8.5.2/library D:/tcl8.5.2/library

    This probably means that Tcl wasn’t installed properly.

    what’s that double lib in the first path?

  • maybe we should quit?

    I’ll be using textfx’s (insensitive) sort and tcl/tkinter seems so unbelievably awkward to setup!

  • Hi Patrick,

    maybe we should quit?

    For the time being, you are right.
    The tcl/tk packages as well as python script internally do have
    an issue which needs to be solved. I can’t say when but it should be solved
    in near future.

    I will keep you updated once I successfully tested with a fixed version of
    the tcl/tk packages in this thread, if you want.

    Then, hopefully, it should be just a matter of unzipping the packages
    to the right folder and setting the appropriate paths.


  • yes, of course, I’m interested,

    maybe you should zip your own folder (and files) regarding tcl and upload it somewhere for me to download? because I saw there are inconsistencies between different tcl zip downloads

  • @patrickdrd

    I’m running a modified 64bit version (one of the reasons I didn’t notice that a clean
    install does have issues) which uses modified versions of packages so I assume this isn’t
    really a solution but might be another source of confusion.

    I’m in contact with @chcg - let’s see what we can do to get this fixed soon.


  • @Claudia-Frank @patrickdrd

    Just sayin’ : The fact that the script uses Tk caused me no problems – works great! Thanks @Claudia-Frank !!

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