Chris Rebert clp2 at
Wed Oct 21 02:28:12 CEST 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Steven D'Aprano
<steven at> wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2009 16:20:14 -0700, Chris Rebert wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Someone Something
>> <fordhaivat at> wrote:
>>> I'm trying to write a program that needs reg expressions in the
>>> following way. If the user types in "*something*" that means that the
>>> asterixes can be replaced by any string of letters. I haven't been able
>>> to find any reg expression tutorials that I can understand. Help?
>> Sounds like you only need globbing
>> ( as opposed to full
>> regexes.
>> Simple wildcard globbing can be trivially done by replacing the *s in
>> the string with ".*", like so:
>> *something* ===> .*something.*
> Or just use the glob and fnmatch modules.

glob only works for paths. I had no idea fnmatch was more general than
filenames though. Interesting.


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