[Tutor] escape codes and filenames
Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:38:09 -0800
I have a series of files that need to be opened. Several of the files start
with characters normally reserved as Escape codes.
for filename in filelist:
fails anytime anypart of *filename* contains a "\<escape_code>" sequence.
For example: if filename is set to "c:\trash.txt", then the file will not
open with the open command above because the "\t" is perceived as an escape
I have therefore written code to scrub each instance of filename to ensure
no escape sequences exist before the open command is executed.
Is there another way to handle this? I found information about *raw*
commands in the python documentation but couldn't figure out how to work it.
Any ideas of how this type of situation should be handled?
Thank you for your help,