Trimming a string

Tim Williams listserver at tdw.net
Mon Aug 2 17:31:01 CEST 2004


>I have a string that is 7 characters and represents file mode in UNIX/LINUX
from rpm:

>0100755

>I don't care about the 0100 portion, I am only interested in the file
>permissions portion which is 755.  How can I get three characters from the
>string starting at the right?  ( -OR- strip 4 characters from the left? )



>>> str = "0100755"
>>> str1 = str[4:]
>>> print str1
755
>>> str2 = str[-3:]
>>> print str2
755
>>> 



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