I have a multi-line string literal that I want to do an operation on each line, like so:
inputString = """Line 1 Line 2 Line 3"""
I want to do something like the following:
for line in inputString: doStuff()
Will give you a list with each item, the
splitlines() method is designed to split each line into a list element.
Like the others said:
inputString.split('\n') # --> ['Line 1', 'Line 2', 'Line 3']
This is identical to the above, but the string module's functions are deprecated and should be avoided:
import string string.split(inputString, '\n') # --> ['Line 1', 'Line 2', 'Line 3']
Alternatively, if you want each line to include the break sequence (CR,LF,CRLF), use the
splitlines method with a
inputString.splitlines(True) # --> ['Line 1\n', 'Line 2\n', 'Line 3']