I’m new to python and looking for a better or faster solution.
I replaced substring from string using this solution.
In this example, that is to replace
https://www.site1.com// from a url string
site2 = 'https://www.site2.com/' url = 'https://www.site1.com//vehicles/2023/Ford/F-150/Calgary/AB/57506598/?sale_class=New' output = site2 + url[url.index('vehicles/'):] print(output) # https://www.site2.com/vehicles/2023/Ford/F-150/Calgary/AB/57506598/?sale_class=N
Is this a faster solution? Is there a better one? what about using regex perhaps?
When manipulating structures such as URLs it’s better to use tools designed for the purpose rather than treating them as strings.
In this case you want to change the host (netloc) to www.site2.com
from urllib.parse import urlparse, urlunparse new_site = 'www.site2.com' url = 'https://www.site1.com//vehicles/2023/Ford/F-150/Calgary/AB/57506598/?sale_class=New' scheme, _, path, params, query, fragment = urlparse(url) new_url = urlunparse((scheme, new_site, path.replace('//', '/'), params, query, fragment)) print(new_url)