Removing list elements - was:: [Tutor] Printing two elements in a list

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at
Tue Dec 7 23:42:50 CET 2004

> I know I am wrong here because I do not know how to
> search and remove an element in a list. Can any one
> please help me. 

This is what the filter function is for...
But you can use list comprehensions too:

[element for element in list if element not foo]

so in your case:

lst = f.readlines()  # get file into a list
lst = [line for line in lst if not line.startswith('Name=')]

Or something very similar. For more control use a regular
expression to filter the lines

Alan G.

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