Advice for a python newbie on parsing whois records?

Lie Lie.1296 at
Tue Jun 10 17:31:41 CEST 2008

On Jun 10, 9:47 pm, Phillip B Oldham <phillip.old... at> wrote:
> Hi. I'm stretching my boundaries in programming with a little python
> shell-script which is going to loop through a list of domain names,
> grab the whois record, parse it, and put the results into a csv.
> I've got the results coming back fine, but since I have *no*
> experience with python I'm wondering what would be the preferred
> "pythonic" way of parsing the whois string into a csv record.
> Tips/thoughts/examples more than welcome!

Generally, when doing a simple parsing you'd use re module (regular
More complex parsers would use pyparsing (3rd party module). I've
never used pyparsing myself though. You might download pyparsing

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