Raw String Output

Chris Liechti cliechti at gmx.net
Fri Jun 21 01:27:10 CEST 2002

"mike" <gringro1 at umbc.edu> wrote in news:aetnkf$tot$1 at news.umbc.edu:

> If I have a string variable with the value '\n' how do I output it to
> a file with the value of '\012' instead ?

i assume that its clear to you that '\n' == '\012' so i guess you want the 
string r'\012' in the file and not the newline character?!?

then you must do it by hand, i think. this one replaces all characters < 32 
with their octal value:
>>> print ''.join([ c>=' ' and c or '\\%03o' % ord(c) for c in 'hello\n'])


Chris <cliechti at gmx.net>

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