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### 1. Python - Backslash Quoting in String Literals    stackoverflow.com

I have a string that contains both double-quotes and backslashes that I want to set to a variable in Python. However, whenever I try to set it, the quotes or slashes ...

### 2. Why can't Python's raw string literals end with a single backslash?    stackoverflow.com

Technically, any odd number of backslashes, as described in the docs.

>>> r'\'
File "<stdin>", line 1
r'\'
^
SyntaxError: EOL ...

### 3. How do I un-escape a backslash-escaped string in python?    stackoverflow.com

Suppose I have a string which is a backslash-escaped version of another string. Is there an easy way, in Python, to unescape the string? I could, for example, do:

>>> ...

### 4. Dealing with BACKSLASH character in non-string literals in Python    stackoverflow.com

I have the following string read from an XML elememnt, and it is assigned to a variable called filename. I don't know how to make this any clearer as saying filename ...

### 5. Why is '\x' invalid in Python?    stackoverflow.com

I was experimenting with '\' characters, using '\a\b\c...' just to enumerate for myself which characters Python interprets as control characters, and to what. Here's what I found:

\a - BELL
\b - ...

### 6. Python raw strings and trailing backslash    stackoverflow.com

I ran across something once upon a time and wondered if it was a Python "bug" or at least a misfeature. I'm curious if anyone knows of any justifications for ...

### 7. Replacing backslashes in Python strings    stackoverflow.com

I have some code to encrypt some strings in Python. Encrypted text is used as a parameter in some urls, but after encrypting, there comes backslashes in string and I cannot ...

### 8. I want one backslash - not two    stackoverflow.com

I have a string that after print is like this: \x4d\xff\xfd\x00\x02\x8f\x0e\x80\x66\x48\x71 But I want to change this string to "\x4d\xff\xfd\x00\x02\x8f\x0e\x80\x66\x48\x71" which is not printable (it is necessary to write to serial port). ...

### 9. using backslash in python (not to escape)    stackoverflow.com

import os
path= os.getcwd()
final= path +'\xulrunner.exe ' + path + '\application.ini'
print final

I want the out put:
c:\python25\xulrunner.exe c:\python25\application.ini
I don't want backslash to work as string, i mean don't want it ...

### 10. [Python]How to deal with a string ending with one backslash?    stackoverflow.com

I'm getting some content from Twitter API, and I have a little problem, indeed I sometimes get a tweet ending with only one backslash. More precisely, I'm using simplejson to parse Twitter ...

### 11. From backslash to slash (to create folders named with number)    stackoverflow.com

I had a bad problem with these two: "\" and "/" in Windows, obviously :\ I need to replace all \ occurrence in /, so I can use replace() because doesn't ...

### 12. What would be a good way to deal with backslash escaped characters?    stackoverflow.com

I have a string in the following format;

s="part1,part2,part3,part4"

I can split the string into pieces by just invoking the s.split(",") command. Now, the question is what if I have a backslash escaped comma ...

### 13. python string end of line backslash    stackoverflow.com

I have a application which needs to read in an encoding(ASCII). the delimiter is ?\ Unfortunately, it is possible for the final couplet of the encoding to be ?\ How can I read ...

### 14. Remove last character if it's a backslash    stackoverflow.com

Is there a function to chomp last character in the string if it's some special character? For example, I need to remove backslash if it's there, and do nothing, if not. ...

### 15. String replace with backslashes in Python    stackoverflow.com

I'm trying to do a simple replacement of " " with "\s" (the literal \s, not some sort of backslash escape). This is what I think should happen:

>>> 'asdf hjkl'.replace(' ', ...

### 16. [python]: problem about python string literals    stackoverflow.com

code goes below:

line = r'abc\def\n'
rline = re.sub('\\\\', '+', line) # then rline should be r'abc+def+n'

Apparently, I just want to replace the backslashes in line with '+'. What I thought was that a ...

### 17. Enforce single backslash in a string that is inside a list    python-forum.org

Hi, I have a question. How can I enforce single backslash in a string that is inside a list? This is especially a problem when you need to put Windows paths as strings inside lists. Escaping the backslash with another backslash results in two backslashes when inside a list. A single backslash results in two backslashes inside a list, as well. ...

### 18. Enforce single backslash in string that is inside a list    python-forum.org

Hello, I have a question. How can I enforce single backslash in a string that is inside a list? This is especially a problem when you need to put Windows paths as strings inside lists. Escaping the backslash with another backslash results in two backslashes when inside a list. A single backslash results in two backslashes inside a list, as well. ...