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Stripping trailing characters in a python script not working for me


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Hello,

I'm trying to strip the ending characters from the output of a python script and I can't get anything to work. The script is:

 

import decimal

query = float("{query}")

output = str(round(decimal.Decimal((query*.029)+.3),2))

print(output)

 

I've tried appending .strip() (and several other techniques) to the end of the output variable, but the newline is still there when I paste the result. I apologize if this is ridiculously simple, but I'm not used to working in python and am not much of a programmer.

 

For what it's worth, the workflow asks for input and then computes how much Stripe is charging for payment processing. I put in the invoice amount and get the charge paid so that I can enter the expense in my books. As it stands when I paste the result into my financial software there's a trailing space and if I paste into a text editor I get a newline.

 

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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5 hours ago, Mr Pennyworth said:

sys.stdout.write(output)

sys.stdout.flush()

 

Don’t need the flush() at the end of a script.


Another possibility is print(output, end='') as long as you’re using Python 3 or from __future__ import print_function in Py2.

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7 hours ago, deanishe said:

Another possibility is print(output, end='') as long as you’re using Python 3 or from __future__ import print_function in Py2.

 

I tried print(output, end='') previously and the result was blank. And now I know my system is running python 2.7…

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2 hours ago, allenrowand said:

 

I tried print(output, end='') previously and the result was blank. And now I know my system is running python 2.7…

 

That is an error in 2.7 if you don’t have from __future__ import print_function at the top of the script.

 

The error would certainly have been visible in Alfred's debugger.

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