regular expression question

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at and-benfinney-does-too.id.au
Wed Jan 21 01:30:50 CET 2004


On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 00:38:12 -0000, Steve Lamb wrote:
> import re
> line = 'match this'
> foo = re.search(r'.*(this)', line)
> foo.groups()[0]

    >>> import re
    >>> line = 'match this'
    >>> foo = re.search( r'.*(this)', line )
    >>> foo.groups()
    ('this',)
    >>> foo.group(0)
    'match this'
    >>> foo.group(1)
    'this'

Read more on the methods available from a MatchObject:

    <http://www.python.org/doc/lib/match-objects.html>

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