Am downloading a text page, c.txt, from a webserver. c.txt only contains the letter 'c' . Able to download file fine and print its contents, the character 'c'. Cannot, however, use its contents in the code below:
req = urllib2.Request('http://localhost/c.txt')
response = urllib2.urlopen(req)
result = str(response.read())
print(result) # prints 'c' just fine
furl = "c"
furl = str(furl)
if result == furl: # Does not work
There is most likely an extra white space character in the
result. You can check for it by printing characters on either side.
print '>%s<' % result
If the result looks like
>c < you've got a trailing white space.
To remove the leading and trailing white space from a string, you can use the
strip() method on the string.
result = str(response.read()).strip()
Or you can do it right at the point of comparison.
if result.strip() == furl: print 'correct'