Python Regex Search And Replace

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I have been using Python since some time now but a complete newbie with regular expressions.

I am trying to use python re to convert a string such as

[Hollywood Holt](

<a href="">Hollywood Holt</a>

and a string like

*Hello world*

<strong>Hello world</strong>

Can anyone help me? How do I do this?
May 20, 2019 in Python by ana1504.k
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You need not use a regex. Your content is Markdown and you can take the string and run it through the markdown module.

First, make sure Markdown is installed. It has a dependancy on ElementTree so easy_install the two of them as follows. If you're running Windows, you can use the Windows installer instead.

easy_install ElementTree
easy_install Markdown
To use the Markdown module and convert your string to html simply do the following (tripple quotes are used for literal strings):

import markdown
markdown_text = """[Hollywood Holt]("""
html = markdown.markdown(markdown_text)
answered May 20, 2019 by SDeb
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