Adam Ernst Adam Ernst - 7 months ago 35
Python Question

Python Case Insensitive Replace

What's the easiest way to do a case-insensitive string replacement in Python?

Answer

The string type doesn't support this. You're probably best off using the regular expression sub method with the re.IGNORECASE option.

>>> import re
>>> insensitive_hippo = re.compile(re.escape('hippo'), re.IGNORECASE)
>>> insensitive_hippo.sub('giraffe', 'I want a hIPpo for my birthday')
'I want a giraffe for my birthday'
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