simple string question

jwither jwither at
Tue Sep 8 05:56:51 CEST 2009

"ryles" <rylesny at> wrote in message 
news:b96be200-9762-4f92-bd0d-9be076bcd786 at
>> There's probably a more general method covering all the escape
>> sequences, but for just \n:
>> your_string = your_string.replace("\\n", "\n")
> py> s = "hello\\r\\n"
> py> s
> 'hello\\r\\n'
> py> s.decode("string_escape")
> 'hello\r\n'
> py>

Even though that's what I asked for, I'll stick with the "replace" for now.
But it's cool though: I can embed generic uni-code as well as simple escape 

James Withers. 

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