According to Python docs,
re.finditer(pattern, string, flags=0)
Return an iterator yielding MatchObject instances over all non-overlapping matches for the RE pattern in string. The string is scanned left-to-right, and matches are returned in the order found. Empty matches are included in the result.
The following code shows the use of re.finditer() method in Python regex
import re s1 = 'Blue Berries' pattern = 'Blue Berries' for match in re.finditer(pattern, s1): s = match.start() e = match.end() print 'String match "%s" at %d:%d' % (s1[s:e], s, e)
Strings match "Blue Berries" at 0:12