Irmen de Jong
irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 16 00:28:19 CEST 2003
John Hunter wrote:
>>>>>>"lamar" == lamar air <lamar_air at hotmail.com> writes:
> lamar> I need a piece of code that takes a string like this
> lamar> string1 = "aaa/bbb/ccc/dd" and extracts a string
> lamar> containting the character after the last "/"
> One good way to do this is to split the string on the '/' character,
> which creates a list of strings
> >>> string1 = "aaa/bbb/ccc/dd"
> >>> parts = string1.split('/')
> >>> parts
> ['aaa', 'bbb', 'ccc', 'dd']
> Now you just want to get the last element of this list; python allows
> you to index with -1 to get the last element, -2 to get the second to
> last, etc...
> >>> parts[-1]
While is is perfectly acceptable, you might want to consider another
solution if it is *path names* you are manipulating:
>>> import os
because this will work correctly on other platforms too when the
path separator is not '/'.
--Irmen de JOng
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