Wild Card String Comparison

Timothy Grant timothy.grant at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 06:08:22 CEST 2008

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:49 PM, W. eWatson <notvalid2 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Is it possible to do a search for a wild card string in another string. For
> example, I'd like to find "v*.dat" in a string called bingo. v must be
> matched against only the first character in bingo, and not simply found
> somewhere in bingo, as might be the case for "*v*.dat".
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Is this what you're looking for?

Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, Jan 17 2008, 19:35:16)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5465)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> x = 'the quick brown fox'
>>> 'the' in x
>>> 'qui' in x
>>> 'jumped' in x

If that doesn't meet  your needs you may want to look at the re
module. But if you can avoid re's your likely better off.

Stand Fast,
tjg. [Timothy Grant]

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