def filter(txt, oldfile, newfile):
'''\ Read a list of names from a file line by line into an output file. If a line begins with a particular name, insert a string of text after the name before appending the line to the output file. '''
outfile = open(newfile, 'w')
with open(oldfile, 'r', encoding='utf-8') as infile:
for line in infile:
line = line[0:len(txt)] + ' - Truly a great person!\n'
return # Do I gain anything by including this?
# input the name you want to check against
text = input('Please enter the name of a great person: ')
letsgo = filter(text,'Spanish', 'Spanish2')