Python - How to use regexp on file, line by line, in Python


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Tried to use different title for the question, but if you can improve the question, please do so.

Here is my regexp: f\(\s*([^,]+)\s*,\s*([^,]+)\s*\)

I'd have to apply this on a file, line by line. The line by line is OK, simple reading from file, and a loop. But how do I apply the regexp to the lines?

Thanks for all the help, and sorry for the noob question.

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5/31/2011 11:34:56 AM

The following expression returns a list; every entry of that list contains all matches of your regexp in the respective line.

>>> import re
>>> [re.findall(r'f\(\s*([^,]+)\s*,\s*([^,]+)\s*\)',line) 
            for line in open('file.txt')]
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5/31/2011 11:39:39 AM

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