How to grab a number from inside a .html file using regex

Νίκος nikos.the.gr33k at
Sat Aug 7 20:51:46 CEST 2010

On 7 Αύγ, 21:24, MRAB <pyt... at> wrote:

> Use group capture:
>      found = re.match(r'<!-- (\d+) -->', firstline).group(1)
>      print(page_id)

Worked like a charm! Thanks a lot!

So match method here not only searched for the string representation
of the number but also convert it to integer as well?

r stand for retrieve the string here?

and group?

Wehn a regex searched a .txt file when is retrieving something for it
always retrieve it as string right? or can get it as a number as well?

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