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find the index of a pattern occurred in a string

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Hi,

I am absolutely a beginner in Python. How can I find an index of a regular expression pattern if it matches within a string? For example a string: 'abc:def' and I want to get the index of ':' (colon) using the regular expression such as r'[^\w\s]. JAVA supports regular expression in the version of 'indexOf ()' function. How these could be done in Python?

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Jul 14 '08 #1
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bvdet
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Use match object methods start() and end() to determine the starting and ending index numbers of the matched substring.
Jul 14 '08 #2

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