representing a literal single slash

Jonathan Claggett hellen at claggetts.net
Sun Sep 15 04:28:02 CEST 2002


Here is an easy question (I'm hoping).

I'm trying to process a string so that all doubled up backslashes (\\)
are replaced with a single backslash (\).

The obvious approach doesn't work since a single backslash can't end a
string:

str = str.replace('\\', '\') # broken

So, how does one represent a literal single slash? unicode or hex
values perhaps?

Thanks,

Jonathan



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