One of the most important re methods that use regular expressions is sub.
re.sub(pattern, repl, string, max=0)
This method replaces all occurrences of the RE pattern in string with repl, substituting all occurrences unless max provided. This method returns modified string.
#!/usr/bin/python import re phone = "2004-959-559 # This is Phone Number" # Delete Python-style comments num = re.sub(r'#.*$', "", phone) print "Phone Num : ", num # Remove anything other than digits num = re.sub(r'\D', "", phone) print "Phone Num : ", num
When the above code is executed, it produces the following result −
Phone Num : 2004-959-559 Phone Num : 2004959559