String find and replace

hokiegal99 hokiegal99 at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 27 05:32:37 CEST 2003


Easy for you maybe ;)

That works great. I learn something each time I post to the list. With a 
community like this, Python will be around forever!!! Thanks for the help.

Erik Max Francis wrote:
> hokiegal99 wrote:
> 
> 
>>I hate to answer my own post, but I think I understand what I'm doing
>>wrong. I'm finding and replacing 'this' with 'that' in the varible
>>named
>>mystr, not the actual files. So, how would I go about making the
>>change
>>to the actual files instead of a variable that contains their content?
> 
> 
> Easy:
> 
> 	inputFile = file(filename, 'r')
> 	data = inputFile.read()
> 	inputFile.close()
> 	data = data.replace(this, that)
> 	outputFile = file(filename, 'w')
> 	outputFile.write(data)
> 	outputFile.close()






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