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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions The Basics

Russel Klueg
Russel Klueg
2,813 Points

Python re.match() breaks Task 1

I'm doing the python Regex course. Task one is to open a file like so:

file_object = open("basics.txt")

when i do task 4 first = re.match("four", file_object) I get an error saying that i have broken task one. The code is as follows:

import re
file_object = open("basics.txt")
data = file_object.read()
file_object.close()
first = re.match("four", data)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,779 Points

Your code works through Task 4, if you capitalize "Four":

import re
file_object = open("basics.txt")
data = file_object.read()
file_object.close()
first = re.match("Four", data)
Russel Klueg
Russel Klueg
2,813 Points

Why does it tell me it breaks it if i use a lowercase f?

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,779 Points

Not sure. I didn't get the error "Task 1 is no longer passing". you may have just had a transient typo.

Russel Klueg
Russel Klueg
2,813 Points

Hmmm... either way it worked using the "Four". Thanks for your help!