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Last active Jun 2, 2017
What would you like to do?
The idea is to take stdin, and write it to a new unique log file
php myscript.php | newlog filename
import os
import sys
import datetime
import time
# Logs go to example /home/richard/logs
logdir = os.path.expanduser('~/logs')
# Set timezone for filename
os.environ['TZ'] = 'America/Los_Angeles'
def parse_stream():
now =
filename = now.strftime("%Y-%m-%d_%I_%M_%p")
if len(sys.argv) > 1:
filename = filename + '_' + sys.argv[1]
filename = logdir + '/' + filename + '.log'
with open(filename, 'w') as outfile:
for line in sys.stdin:
print(line, end="")
if __name__ == '__main__':

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@rchrd2 rchrd2 commented Jun 2, 2017

On my desktop computer, I also use this to "stash" arbitrary notes.

I saved this script and named it stash, and changed the logdir to ~/Desktop/stash.

Example stashing a vim buffer:

$ vim
# write some stuff
:w !stash example
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