How to replace Text with a Regex Regular Expression String in Python

1 min readJun 9, 2020

If you would rather be doing anything other than coding with regular expressions, then this is the article for you. I am about to show you how to accomplish the title task with just a little sprinkle of copy and paste. This is how it goes.

Pip install this client library:

pip install cloudmersive-convert-api-client

Following that, call this function called edit_text_replace_regex.

from __future__ import print_functionimport timeimport cloudmersive_convert_api_clientfrom import ApiExceptionfrom pprint import pprint# Configure API key authorization: Apikeyconfiguration = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.Configuration()configuration.api_key['Apikey'] = 'YOUR_API_KEY'# Uncomment below to setup prefix (e.g. Bearer) for API key, if needed# configuration.api_key_prefix['Apikey'] = 'Bearer'# create an instance of the API classapi_instance = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.EditTextApi(cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ApiClient(configuration))request = cloudmersive_convert_api_client.ReplaceStringRegexRequest() # ReplaceStringRegexRequest | Input requesttry:# Replace a string in text with a regex regular expression stringapi_response = api_instance.edit_text_replace_regex(request)pprint(api_response)except ApiException as e:print("Exception when calling EditTextApi->edit_text_replace_regex: %s\n" % e)

And the rest is only a matter of inputting your data as a request object. Now go and enjoy the rest of your day knowing that you didn’t have to lift a finger to implement this feature.

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