How can I use the grep function from the re module for searching patterns in a text file?

114    Asked by Bhaanumatishukla in Python , Asked on Jan 18, 2024

 I have been assigned w specific task which is related to using a Python script. In this Python script, how can I use the grep function from the re-module to search for specific patterns within a text file? What are the considerations that should I keep in mind while implementing it? 

Answered by Bernadette Bond

 The grep in Python programming language, in the context of re-module is used to search for specific patterns. For this task, it uses the functionalities of grep for pattern matching within a text. Here is the example given of how you can do so:-

Import re
Pattern_to_search = r’your_pattern_here’
File_path = ‘your_file_path_here’
    With open(file_path, ‘r’) as file:
        For line_number, line in enumerate(file, 1):
            If, line):
                Print(f”Pattern found at line {line_number}: {line.strip()}”)
Except FileNotFoundError:
    Print(f”File not found: {file_path}”)
Except Exception as e:
    Print(f”An error occurred: {str€}”)

In this above example you can replace your pattern here with the real expression pattern which you want to search for.

Replace your file path here with the actual patch.

This grep function in python would help you in searching patterns I. A text file. You can adjust the pattern and file path according to your specific use case.

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