Newbie question

Shawn Milochik Shawn at Milochik.com
Tue Sep 18 20:42:30 CEST 2007


On 9/18/07, koutoo at hotmail.com <koutoo at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Sep 18, 1:31 pm, "Shawn Milochik" <Sh... at Milochik.com> wrote:
> > On 9/18/07, kou... at hotmail.com <kou... at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > If I have a file name: AVC1030708.14.  How do I strip out certain
> > > characters from the file name?  I am so used to using MID, LEFT, and
> > > RIGHT functions, that I have no idea how to do this in python?  I have
> > > had trouble as well with most newbies on finding the help.  But I have
> > > used the command line built in help, but with no luck.  Thanks.
> >
> > > Kou
> >
> > Do you want to strip out specific characters, characters in specific
> > positions, or characters matching certain patterns?
>
> Yes, I want specific characters in specific positions.
>

Try this:

newString = oldString[0:3] + oldString[5:10]

Some other quick examples:

>>> test = "this is a test"
>>> test
'this is a test'
>>> fred = test[:3] + test[9:]
>>> fred
'thi test'
>>> test[0:5]
'this '
>>> test[:5]
'this '
>>> test[4:]
' is a test'



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