[Tutor] How can I escape a pound symbol in my script?

Rikard Bosnjakovic rikard.bosnjakovic at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 06:50:32 CEST 2007

On 7/6/07, Richard Querin <rfquerin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm writing a very simple python script which writes out some
> predefined text to a file (which will later become part of an html
> file). I need to write out a pound sign '#' to the file and I can't
> figure out how to escape it. I've tried '\#' and '\u0023', but neither
> works. How can I do it?

Works fine here:

$ python -c 'open("foo","w").write("£")'
$ cat foo

Try to include parts of your code that's not working to this list for
us to see, there might be some other errors in it.

- Rikard - http://bos.hack.org/cv/

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