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Here's another way to do it.
This uses a new keyword: "with". This keyword makes it easy to read files. It automatically closes the file.
import re with open("basics.txt") as file_object: data = file_object.read() first = re.match(r"Four", data) liberty = re.search(r"Liberty", data)
Yes, I know Kenneth like to teach the arduous way first, But the way you do it here is SOOOO much better.
Why, thank you. (No offense to Kenneth, I use both ways.)