String Replace only if whole word?
carsten at uniqsys.com
Fri Nov 17 17:03:22 CET 2006
On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 10:43 -0500, Michael Yanowitz wrote:
> >Your pattern would be "[^A-Za-z0-9_]word[^A-Za-z0-9_]"
> >Juho Schultz
> This works great except for one thing:
> The character after the replacement is deleted, so that if I have
> send_data (LAPTOP, test_string)
> it would replace it with:
> send_data (10.1.3.4 test_string)
> (ignoring that the 10.1.3.4 is not quoted). The comma is missing.
If you actually wanted to use string replacement, you'd need a pattern
with look-behind and look-ahead assertions along the lines of
Then again, I don't think string replacement is the right tool for the
job. You're saying that the file you are operating on in this fashion is
a Python script. Why don't you just place something like
LAPTOP="10.1.3.4" at the top of that file, or have the script read this
information from a configuration file?
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