Python: Find urls in a string

Python Regular Expression: Exercise-42 with Solution

Write a Python program to find urls in a string.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

import re
text = '<p>Contents :</p><a href="https://w3resource.com">Python Examples</a><a href="http://github.com">Even More Examples</a>'
urls = re.findall('http[s]?://(?:[a-zA-Z]|[0-9]|[[email protected]&+]|[!*\(\),]|(?:%[0-9a-fA-F][0-9a-fA-F]))+', text)
print("Original string: ",text)
print("Urls: ",urls)

Sample Output:

Original string:  

Contents :

Python ExamplesEven More Examples Urls: ['https://w3resource.com', 'http://github.com']

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Getting the last element of a list:

some_list[-1] is the shortest and most Pythonic.

In fact, you can do much more with this syntax. The some_list[-n] syntax gets the nth-to-last element. So some_list[-1] gets the last element, some_list[-2] gets the second to last, etc, all the way down to some_list[-len(some_list)], which gives you the first element.

You can also set list elements in this way. For instance:

>>> some_list = [1, 2, 3]
>>> some_list[-1] = 5 # Set the last element
>>> some_list[-2] = 3 # Set the second to last element
>>> some_list
[1, 3, 5]

Note that getting a list item by index will raise an IndexError if the expected item doesn't exist. This means that some_list[-1] will raise an exception if some_list is empty, because an empty list can't have a last element.

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