Trimming a string

wes weston wweston at att.net
Mon Aug 2 17:45:14 CEST 2004


Double Dumbass on You wrote:
> 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? )
> 
> 
DD,

 >>> x = "0100755"
 >>> print x[4:]
755

    Reading the tutorial is really time well spent.
wes




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