can't use "glog" to find the path with square bracket

MRAB google at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Apr 28 03:52:15 CEST 2009


winterTTr wrote:
> I want to list the file with glob .
> The path( which is a directory ) is contain square bracket as "[ab]
> xxx"
> .  However , i can't find how to do it rightly with glob .
> 
> with the coding :
> 
> {{{
> import glob
> glob.glob('[ab]xxx' )
> }}}
> 
> and with the path "[ab]xxx" really exits.
> result : []
> 
> Is there a way to do it rightly ?
> 
> And i know the fact that  [ is a special character for glob().
> But how can i escape it when using glob?
> 
> PS:
>  Python : 2.5
>  Platform : Win XP
> 
There's no escape character as such, but you can put '[', '?' and '*' in
a character set in their own:

     glob.glob('[[]ab]xxx')
                ^^^
                '[' within [...]



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