how to split text into lines?

Chris cwitts at
Thu Jul 31 08:59:50 CEST 2008

On Jul 31, 7:26 am, alex23 <wuwe... at> wrote:
> kj wrote:
> > Sorry, I should have googled this first.  I just found splitlines()...
> > Still, for my own edification, is there a way to achieve the same
> > effect using re.split?
> re.split(os.linesep, <string>) works the same as <string>.splitlines()
> Neither retain the EOL for each line, though. The only way I'm aware
> of is to re-add it:
> [s+os.linesep for s in re.split(os.linesep, <string>)]
> Was that what you were after?

or what about 'string'.splitlines(True) as that retains newline
characters. ;)

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