[Tutor] Re: test if file is not ascii

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Nov 1 12:50:21 EST 2003

> ... have you tried a regular expression?

Great minds think alike...

> bb = 'this is the search string that I want to see is in it...'
> if re.search('[\x00-\x19]',bb):

But for some reason I didn't think a range would work
- I don't know why!?!

> However, I don't know off the top of my head how to specify special
> characters in regexps... What I listed might work,

It seems to in the short test I did.

Alan G

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