what would be the regular expression for null byte present in a string

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Tue Jan 13 15:41:51 CET 2015


Shambhu Rajak wrote:

> I have a string that I get as an output of a command as:
> 
'\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0c\x00\x00\x0010232ae8944a\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\n'
> 
> I want to fetch '10232ae8944a' from the above string.
> 
> I want to find a re pattern that could replace all the \x01..\x0z to be
> replace by empty string '',  so that I can get the desired portion of
> string
> 
> Can anyone help me with a working regex for it.

I think you want the str.tranlate() method rather than a regex. 

Assuming you are using Python 2:

>>> delenda = "".join(map(chr, range(32)))
>>> identity = "".join(map(chr, range(256)))
>>> 
'\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0c\x00\x00\x0010232ae8944a\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\n'.translate(identity, 
delenda)
'10232ae8944a'

With Python3:

>>> mapping = dict.fromkeys(range(32))
>>> 
'\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x0c\x00\x00\x0010232ae8944a\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\n'.translate(mapping)
'10232ae8944a'





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