Reading a file

Aahz aahz at
Thu Mar 5 05:41:53 CET 2009

In article <mailman.9538.1234633556.3487.python-list at>,
Terry Reedy  <tjreedy at> wrote:
>for line in open('char.txt'):
>   if line.find('sweet') != -1 or line.find('blue') != -1:
>     print(line)

For any recent Python, this should be:

    if 'sweet' in line or 'blue' in line:

Although I think that for the OP's use case, it ought to be:

    if line.startswith('sweet=') or line.startswith('blue=')
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