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python reading lines

python reading lines

python reading lines

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I have read a file. Now I have all these lines of strings. I need to extract specific lines. These lines are between two lines with a specific string in them. There is no set amount of lines between them. Also, I have to match the two lines. For example, There may be the string in the first line, but there is no match, so I will get the same string after a number of lines. Then I have to see if that line has the match. I have no clue how to do this.

def main():
infile = open(“file.txt”, “r”)
outfile = open(outfile.txt”,”w”)
for line in infile:
if “theString” in line:
break
for line in infile:
if “different string” or “anotherString” in line:
break
outfile.write(line)

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