Need help capturing output of re.search

joemacbusiness at yahoo.com joemacbusiness at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 27 02:45:19 CEST 2008


On Jun 26, 5:12 pm, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
> On Jun 27, 10:01 am, joemacbusin... at yahoo.com wrote:
>
> > >You may like to read this:http://www.amk.ca/python/howto/regex/
>
> > This is a good resource.  Thank you.
> > Someone else pointed out that I needed to change the
>
> > if reCheck == "None":
>
> > to
>
> > if reCheck == None:   # removed the "s
>
> "Somebody else" should indeed remain anonymous if they told you that.
> Use
>    if reCheck is None:
> or even better:
>    if not reCheck:
>
> It's not obvious from your response if you got these points:
> (1) re.match, not re.search
> (2) filename.startswith does your job simply and more understandably

Understood.  I replaced re.search with re.match (although both work)
can filename.startswith be used in a conditional?  ala:

if filename.startswith('CC_'):
    processtheFile()

Thanks for the great help!



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