Asked By – Ian Zane
Basically, I’m asking the user to input a string of text into the console, but the string is very long and includes many line breaks. How would I take the user’s string and delete all line breaks to make it a single line of text. My method for acquiring the string is very simple.
string = raw_input("Please enter string: ")
Is there a different way I should be grabbing the string from the user? I’m running Python 2.7.4 on a Mac.
P.S. Clearly I’m a noob, so even if a solution isn’t the most efficient, the one that uses the most simple syntax would be appreciated.
Now we will see solution for issue: Remove all line breaks from a long string of text
How do you enter line breaks with
raw_input? But, once you have a string with some characters in it you want to get rid of, just
>>> mystr = raw_input('please enter string: ') please enter string: hello world, how do i enter line breaks? >>> # pressing enter didn't work... ... >>> mystr 'hello world, how do i enter line breaks?' >>> mystr.replace(' ', '') 'helloworld,howdoienterlinebreaks?' >>>
In the example above, I replaced all spaces. The string
'\n' represents newlines. And
\r represents carriage returns (if you’re on windows, you might be getting these and a second
replace will handle them for you!).
# you probably want to use a space ' ' to replace `\n` mystring = mystring.replace('\n', ' ').replace('\r', '')
Note also, that it is a bad idea to call your variable
string, as this shadows the module
string. Another name I’d avoid but would love to use sometimes:
file. For the same reason.