Translating escaped characters

Henrik S. Hansen hsh at freecode.dk
Tue Nov 2 08:12:08 CET 2004


Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at gmail.com> writes:

>> How do you best go about translating characters like '\\n' to '\n'?
>
> Is this what you're looking for?
>
>>>> '\\n'.decode('string_escape')
> '\n'
>>>> '\n'.encode('string_escape')
> '\\n'

Precisely, thank you.

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Henrik S. Hansen     http://freecode.dk/~hsh/
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