Search in textfiles?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Mon May 14 04:45:40 EDT 2001

Martin Johansson wrote:
> this code I rote, but what can be done if big letters should not be threated
> different than small letters?

convert both strings to the same case:

    index = string.find(string.lower(textstring), string.lower(word))

another solution is to use case-insensitive regular expressions, but
I'm not sure it's worth the extra coding in this case.

    match ="(?i)" + re.escape(word), textstring)
    if match:
        index = match.start()

Cheers /F

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