[Tutor] Re: Searching for text while ignoring case

Emile van Sebille emile@fenx.com
Tue Apr 1 13:59:02 2003

jlohman@cox.net asks,
> How do I make a command like FIND() search for text 
> strings in a line and can recognize them regardless 
> of case? A word like "puppy" would be "Puppy" sometimes 
> if it started a sentence. However, a search for "puppy" 
> will miss "Puppy".

Here's one way:

>>> text = "Testing, one, two, three, testing."
>>> text.find("testing")
>>> text.upper().find("testing".upper())

(Remember that -1 indicates no match with find)


Emile van Sebille