jim jim - 4 months ago 21
Python Question

Python - converting textfile contents into dictionary values/keys easily

Let's say I have a text file with the following:

line = "this is line 1"
line2 = "this is the second line"
line3 = "here is another line"
line4 = "yet another line!"


And I want to quickly convert these into dictionary keys/values with " line* " being the key and the text in quotes as the value while also removing the equals sign.

What would be the best way to do this in Python?

Answer
f = open(filepath, 'r')
answer = {}
for line in f:
    k, v = line.strip().split('=')
    answer[k.strip()] = v.strip()

f.close()

Hope this helps

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