Reading files, splitting on a delimiter and newlines.

kyosohma at kyosohma at
Wed Jul 25 18:16:26 CEST 2007

On Jul 25, 10:46 am, chris... at wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a situation where I have a file that contains text similar to:
> myValue1 = contents of value1
> myValue2 = contents of value2 but
>                         with a new line here
> myValue3 = contents of value3
> My first approach was to open the file, use readlines to split the
> lines on the "=" delimiter into a key/value pair (to be stored in a
> dict).
> After processing a couple files I noticed its possible that a newline
> can be present in the value as shown in myValue2.
> In this case its not an option to say remove the newlines if its a
> "multi line" value as the value data needs to stay intact.
> I'm a bit confused as how to go about getting this to work.
> Any suggestions on an approach would be greatly appreciated!

I'm confused. You don't want the newline to be present, but you can't
remove it because the data has to stay intact? If you don't want to
change it, then what's the problem?


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