Regexp problem

Marcus Wanner marcusw at cox.net
Thu Jul 30 15:38:49 CEST 2009


On 7/30/2009 9:32 AM, Beldar wrote:
> On 30 jul, 15:07, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
>> Beldar wrote:
>>> Hi there!
>>> I have a problem and i'm not very good at regular expressions.
>>> I have a text like "lalala lalala tiruri beldar-is-listening tiruri
>>> lalala" I need a regexp to get the 'beldar' part, the format is
>>> 'something-is-listening', i need to get the something part, use it in
>>> my code, and then replace the whole 'something-is-listening' for
>>> another string.
>> \w+ will match a word and enclosing it in (...) will capture what was
>> matched:
>>
>>      m = re.search(r"(\w+)-is-listening", text)
>>      print "Captured '%s'" % m.group(1)
>>      print "Matched from %d to %d" % (m.start(), m.end())
> 
> Ok, thank you all, it was very helpful!
Wow, I really need to learn more about regexp...
Any tutorials you guys can recommend?

Marcus



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