help regarding re.search
clp2 at rebertia.com
Wed Sep 14 21:55:12 EDT 2011
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Sagar Neve <nevesagar at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a small program where I want to do just a small regex operation.
> I want to see if value of a variable 'A' is present in an another variable
> 'B'. The below code works fine but as soon as the variable 'A' has some
> string including a dot it fails.
There's no need to use regexes at all! Just do:
if A in B:
# do something
> for example say:
> The code works fine when A="dpkg"
> however the code does not work when A="dpkg.ipa"
Right, because period is a regex metacharacter. To have it treated as
a literal character to match, escape it:
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