2014-05-27 12:59 GMT+02:00 Aman Kashyap <amankashyap1...@gmail.com>:
> I would like to create a regular expression in which i can match the "|" 
> special character too.
> e.g.
> start=|ID=ter54rt543d|SID=ter54rt543d|end=|
> I want to only |ID=ter54rt543d| from the above string but i am unable to 
> write the  pattern match containing "|" pipe too.
> By default python treat "|" as an OR operator.
> But in my case I want to use to as a part of search string.
> --

you can just escpape the pipe with backlash like any other metacharacter:


be sure to use the raw string notation r"...", or you can double all
backslashes in the string.


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