ignore special characters in python regex

Frank Buss fb at frank-buss.de
Tue Jul 21 01:18:01 EDT 2009

Astan Chee wrote:

> I'm reading text from a file (per line) and I want to do a regex using 
> these lines but I want the regex to ignore any special characters and 
> treat them like normal strings.
> Is there a regex function that can do this?

Maybe re.escape helps?

Frank Buss, fb at frank-buss.de
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