[Tutor] Searching in a file
paul at assured-networks.co.uk
Wed Jan 13 18:49:23 CET 2010
I have a file generated from a webpage.
I want to search that file for a specific keyword, in my case 'NEW'.
Once I have found that keyword I want to retrieve information below it, e.g.
web link, size of file etc.
When I have this information I move off until I find another 'NEW' and the
process starts all over.
Please can someone give me some pointers on how to do this.
I can find the line containing 'NEW' which I get using a simple for loop on
every line in the file, but how do I then traverse the next x amount of
lines, taking what I want until either the next 'NEW' or eof.
for line in file:
if re.findall('NEW', line) # or search
list.append(line) # to do something to later
I cannot 'get' to the following lines because I would need to get out of the
I did use enumerate and was wondering if I could use the line number, or
maybe I could use an re iterator.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
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