Regular Expressions Quick Question

Lamonte Harris pyth0nc0d3r at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 09:13:48 CEST 2008


Alright, basically I have a list of words in a file and I load each word
from each line into the array.  Then basically the question is how do I
check if the input word matches multiple words in the list.

Say someone input "test", how could I check if that word matches these list
of words:

test
testing
tested

Out of the list of

Hello
blah
example
test
ested
tested
testing

I want it to loop then check if the input word I used starts any of the
words in the list so if I typed 'tes'

Then:

test
testing
testing

would be appended to a new array.

I'm unsure how to do this in python.

Thanks in advanced.
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