I want to create a Python program which takes in multiple lines of user input. For example:
This is a multilined input. It has multiple sentences. Each sentence is on a newline.
How can I take in multiple lines of raw input?
sentinel = '' # ends when this string is seen for line in iter(raw_input, sentinel): pass # do things here
To get every line as a string you can do:
Keep reading lines until the user enters an empty line (or change
stopword to something else)
text = "" stopword = "" while True: line = raw_input() if line.strip() == stopword: break text += "%s\n" % line print text
Alternatively,You can try
import sys s = sys.stdin.read() print(s)
Just extending this answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/11664652/4476612
instead of any stop word you can just check whether a line is there or not
content =  while True: line = raw_input() if line: content.append(line) else: break
you will get the lines in a list and then join with \n to get in your format.
*I struggled with this question myself for such a long time, because I wanted to find a way to read multiple lines of user input without the user having to terminate it with Control D (or a stop word).
In the end i found a way in Python3, using the pyperclip module (which you’ll have to install using pip install)
Following is an example that takes a list of IPs
import pyperclip lines = 0 while True: lines = lines + 1 #counts iterations of the while loop. text = pyperclip.paste() linecount = text.count('\n')+1 #counts lines in clipboard content. if lines <= linecount: # aslong as the while loop hasn't iterated as many times as there are lines in the clipboard. ipaddress = input() print(ipaddress) else: break
For me this does exactly what I was looking for; take multiple lines of input, do the actions that are needed (here a simple print) and then break the loop when the last line was handled. Hope it can be equally helpful to you too.
import sys lines = sys.stdin.read().splitlines() print(lines)
[‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘4’]
sys.stdin.read() can be used to take multiline input from user. For example
>>> import sys >>> data = sys.stdin.read() line one line two line three <<Ctrl+d>> >>> for line in data.split(sep='\n'): print(line) o/p:line one line two line three
The fastest way to read multiple lines from a prompt/console when you know exact number of lines you want your python to read, is list comprehension.
lists = [ input() for i in range(2)]
The code above reads 2 lines. And save inputs in a list.