re.sub do not replace portion of match

J Wolfe vorticitywolfe at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 18:05:14 CEST 2009


Hi,

Is there a way to flag re.sub not to replace a portion of the string?

I have a very long string that I want to add two new line's to rather
than one, but keep the value X:

string = "test........X.\n.today"  <-- note X is a value
string = re.sub("test........X.\n.","test........X.\n\n.", string)

This just replaces X with the replacement string.

Thanks,
Jonathan



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