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spilt a string in python

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I want to split a string so that I always return everything BEFORE the LAST underscore

HELLO_xxxxxxxx.lst # should return HELLO # should return HELLO_GOODBYE

I have tried with rsplit but cannot get it to work.

posted May 16, 2013 by anonymous

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str.split takes a limit argument. Try your_string.split(_, 1)

answer May 16, 2013 by anonymous
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answer May 16, 2013 by anonymous
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.rsplit takes an optional "how many splits do you want?" parameter that defaults to giving you all of them. Just ask for one right-most split:

 TESTS = [
   ("HELLO_xxxxxxx.lst", "HELLO"),
   ("", "HELLO_GOODBYE"),

 for input, expected in TESTS:
 result = input.rsplit('_', 1)[0]
 if result == expected:
 verdict = "passed"
 verdict = "failed"
 print "%r -> %r == %r (%s)" % (input, result, expected, verdict,)
answer May 16, 2013 by anonymous
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