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Old 05-11-2017, 10:06 AM   #1
MrLinuxDonnelly
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Are you able to do a multple .split in python 2.6 ??


long story short im looking at the 4th field on a file which usually contains either one of the 2 below
a) abcd1234[1234]
b) abcd1234:

my question is is there a way to do the .split function with multiple varbs so instead of .split('[')[1] whats the correct way to do multiple.

Ive tried a couple of things and searched around but no luck

variable i question is processcorrected i want it to be either [ or :

Code:
#!/usr/bin/python
file = open('/var/log/messages')
for line in file:
	word = line.split(' ')
	date = word[0]
	server = word[3]
        process = word[4]
        processcorrected = process.split('[')[1]
	print "time is %s, server is %s" % (date, server)
 
Old 05-11-2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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I don't think so. Personally I would follow the logic and use a simple if command (English-language logic follows; only works if you are guaranteed that there will be either a '[' or ':', otherwise it will need tweaking):

Code:
if there is a '[' in the string, set split char to '[', else set split char to ':'

run split using split char
 
Old 05-11-2017, 01:06 PM   #3
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If I understand correctly "re.split()" will do what you want:https://docs.python.org/3/library/re.html#re.split
Code:
processcorrected = re.split('\[|:', process)[1]
 
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:40 AM   #4
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If I understand correctly "re.split()" will do what you want:https://docs.python.org/3/library/re.html#re.split
Code:
processcorrected = re.split('\[|:', process)[1]
Exactly what i was looking for !!!!! thanks very much

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