I'm a complete Python noob. How can I remove two characters from the beginning of each line in a file? I was trying something like this:
f = open('M:/file.txt')
for line in lines:
line = line.strip()
#do something here
You were off to a good start. Try this in your loop:
for line in lines: line = line[2:] # do something here
The [2:] is called "slice" syntax, it essentially says "give me the part of this sequence which begins at index 2 and continues to the end (since no end point was specified after the colon).