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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Escape Hatches

Johnny Austen
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Johnny Austen
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Any ideas why am I getting a result of 'none'?

The previous match and search queries worked ok, hmm...

import re

new_file = open("names.txt", encoding="utf-8") data = new_file.read() new_file.close()

print(re.search(r'(\d\d\d) \d\d\d-\d\d\d\d\d', data))

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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At about 4:10 the video explains how you need to "escape" the parentheses (give them a special representation).

Also, you seem to have one to many digit placeholders for a normal telephone number.