Need help capturing output of re.search

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Fri Jun 27 02:12:45 CEST 2008


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




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