List search

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Fri Sep 28 23:03:21 CEST 2007

Kevin Walzer wrote:
> I'm having a problem with searching a list. Here's my code:
> mylist = ['x11', 'x11-wm', 'x11-system']
> for line in mylist:
> 	if 'x11' in line:
> 		print line
> This results in the following output:
> x11
> x11-wm
> x11-system
> I'm looking to return the list item that just has 'x11'.  How can I 
> structure my search term so that this output is returned?

line == 'x11'

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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