help on python regular expression named group

Joshua Landau joshua at landau.ws
Tue Jul 16 10:42:56 CEST 2013


On 16 July 2013 07:55, Mohan L <l.mohanphy at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> Here is my script :
>
> #!/usr/bin/python
> import re
>
> # A string.
> logs = "date=2012-11-28 time=21:14:59"
>
> # Match with named groups.
> m =
> re.match("(?P<datetime>(date=(?P<date>[^\s]+))\s+(time=(?P<time>[^\s]+)))",
> logs)
>
> # print
> print m.groupdict()
>
> Output:
> ========
>
> {'date': '2012-11-28', 'datetime': 'date=2012-11-28 time=21:14:59', 'time':
> '21:14:59'}
>
>
> Required output :
> ==================
>
> {'date': '2012-11-28', 'datetime': '2012-11-28 21:14:59', 'time':
> '21:14:59'}
>
> need help to correct the below regex
>
> (?P<datetime>(date=(?P<date>[^\s]+))\s+(time=(?P<time>[^\s]+)))"
>
> so that It will have : 'datetime': '2012-11-28 21:14:59' instead of
> 'datetime': 'date=2012-11-28 time=21:14:59'
>
> any help would be greatly appreciated

Why do you need to do this in a single Regex? Can't you just "
".join(..) the date and time?



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