Regexp problem

Ethan Furman ethan at
Thu Jul 30 17:04:21 EDT 2009

Marcus Wanner wrote:
> On 7/30/2009 9:32 AM, Beldar wrote:
>> On 30 jul, 15:07, MRAB <pyt... at> 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 ="(\w+)-is-listening", text)
>>>      print "Captured '%s'" %
>>>      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

Mastering Regular Expressions
Powerful Techniques for Perl and Other Tools
By Jeffrey E. F. Friedl

Great book!


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