Regex doesn't support MULTILINE?
tony.meyer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 04:55:53 CEST 2007
> I'm trying to extract information from a web page using the Re module,
> but it doesn't seem to support MULTILINE:
> Do I need to add something else to have Re work as intended?
I believe you are looking for DOTALL, not MULTILINE. From the
When specified, the pattern character "^" matches at the beginning of
the string and at the beginning of each line (immediately following
each newline); and the pattern character "$" matches at the end of the
string and at the end of each line (immediately preceding each
newline). By default, "^" matches only at the beginning of the string,
and "$" only at the end of the string and immediately before the
newline (if any) at the end of the string.
Make the "." special character match any character at all, including a
newline; without this flag, "." will match anything except a newline.
If you do a lot of working with regular expressions, then I highly
recommend Kodos (http://kodos.sourceforge.net) as a tool for
interactively figuring out issues.
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