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Script to check if file is already in Voice Dream Reader library
"""Script to check if file is already in Voice Dream Reader library.
I use this script w/in another to open the Reader programmatically with
a new file added if it isn't already in the library.:
The following in the terminal will add the FILENAME to the library
even if already used:
open -a "Voice Dream Reader" FILENAME
Python snippet from external script:
if check_vdr_library.is_filename_in_library(FILENAME):
"Voice Dream Reader"
"Voice Dream Reader",
# Imports
import os
# Constants
# This may be different if you do not have Preference > Cloud Sync turned on.
# change 'dsg' for your username.
VDR_LIBRARY_DIR = "/Users/dsg/Library/Mobile Documents/iCloud~com~voicedream~reader/Documents/Library/"
# Body
def generate_filenames():
"""Generator expressions returning each filename in the library."""
for folder in os.listdir(VDR_LIBRARY_DIR):
if os.path.isdir(VDR_LIBRARY_DIR+folder):
for filename in os.listdir(VDR_LIBRARY_DIR+folder):
if filename.endswith(".pdf"):
yield filename
def is_filename_in_library(checking_filename):
"""Returns bool if checking_filename in library.
check_filename: str w/ or w/o .pdf
for filename in generate_filenames():
if checking_filename in filename:
return True
return False
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