How to delete a line with re?

Edwin.Madari at VerizonWireless.com Edwin.Madari at VerizonWireless.com
Mon Aug 18 14:56:44 CEST 2008


running this snippet, is blanking out ^abdc$.. what is the issue ?
abcd
efg
hijk
lmn
$

efg
hijk
lmn

regards
Edwin

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On Behalf Of Peng Yu
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 11:47 PM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: How to delete a line with re?


Hi,

I want to delete the line with abc in the following program. But the
following program does not do what I want. Can somebody let me know
how to do it?

Thanks,
Peng

#!/usr/bin/python

import re

file="""abcd
efg
hijk
lmn
"""

regex = re.compile("^abcd$", re.MULTILINE)

print file,
print "$"
print regex.sub('', file),
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