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Total Noob question

Total Noob question

Total Noob question

(OP)
Hey,

I am new to python. I am trying to write a line out to a file.

f.write('findstr "directory\billing\"' + var)

I guess the \b is being interpreted as a dot when it writes to file. Is there way to write the literal line to the file?

Thanks

Simi

RE: Total Noob question

Hi

Quote (Simi)

I guess the \b is being interpreted as a dot when it writes to file.
\b is a backspace character. Not only in Python, in almost any language with C-like syntax.

Quote (Simi)

Is there way to write the literal line to the file?
Either use the raw string notation :

CODE --> Python

f.write(r'findstr "directory\billing\"' + var) 
( Python | Lexical analysis | Literals | String literals )

Or just escape the backslashes ( \ ) :

CODE --> Python

f.write('findstr "directory\\billing\\"' + var) 

Feherke.
http://feherke.github.com/

RE: Total Noob question

(OP)
Hey,

Thanks... I also found that it is almost impossible to write a backslash at the end of a string. So you have to add it as a seperate string and doubled.

f.write(r'findstr "\directory\billing' + '\\' + var)

Thanks

Simi

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