stripping characters with regex

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at rogers.com
Thu Jan 23 04:26:18 CET 2003


 >>> import string
 >>> t = string.maketrans( "", "" )
 >>> mystring = """ this\\ thing / 'is' "bigger" than \\ the / two 'of' 
"us"."""
 >>> string.translate( mystring, t, "\\/'\"" )
' this thing  is bigger than  the  two of us.'
 >>>

HTH,
Mike

Jeff Sacksteder wrote:

>I need urgent assistance. I'm cleaning up text strings containing ' ,",\ and
>/ characters which are giving an enormous headache.
>
>I have a little function like this that doesn't do what I had in mind.
>
>def clean_text(y):
>	# match any number of occurrances of these four characters
>	clean = re.compile('(\\|\'|\"|\/)')
>	# replace them when found with nothing - effectively deleting them
>	return clean.sub( '',y)
>
>Suggestions welcome, example code cheerfully accepted!
>
>  
>

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