Steven D'Aprano steven at
Wed Oct 21 02:06:26 CEST 2009

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.


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