Is there a function to remove escape characters from a string ?

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com
Thu Dec 25 13:35:39 CET 2008


On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 7:02 AM, James Stroud <jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu> wrote:

> Stef Mientki wrote:
>
>> hello,
>>
>> Is there a function to remove escape characters from a string ?
>> (preferable all escape characters except "\n").
>>
>> thanks,
>> Stef
>>
>
>
>
import string

test = 'this\r is a test\t yeah\n'

for c in string.printable[-5:]:
     if c != '\n':
        test = test.replace(c, ' ')


Hmm, should the escape codes be in their own little list in string? Or are
they, and I'm just not seeing them? Is string.printable[-5:] a reliable way
to get the list of escape codes?
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