I’m trying to see if my list already has a specific user in it. I should get “match found” printed out but I don’t. I thought the problem was in my php-file so i created a text file with the same contents but it still doesn’t find the match.
import urllib2 server = "10.20.68.235" var = "patrik" file = urllib2.urlopen("http://"+server+"/list-text.php") for line in file: if line == var: print "match found" print line, print "done"
Here is the output im getting:
someguy user patrik juniper ftpsecure momeunier done
If you create the following file
test line 1 test line 2
and run the following Python program, you’ll see exactly why the match is failing:
file = open('xx.in') for line in file: print '[%s]' % (line)
The output is:
[test line 1 ] [test line 2 ]
showing that the newline characters are being left on the line when they’re read in. If you want them stripped off, you can use:
line = line.rstrip('n')
This will remove all newline characters from the end of the string and, unlike
strip(), will not affect any other whitespace characters at either the start or end.