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Using difflib in Python for fuzzy string matching
Posted on 10 Aug, 2021
>>> from difflib import get_close_matches
>>> fruits = ["apple", "orange", "banana", "peach"]
>>> get_close_matches('app', fruits)
['apple']
>>> get_close_matches('aple', fruits)
['apple']
>>> get_close_matches('ach', fruits)
['peach']
>>> get_close_matches('ba', fruits)
[]
>>> get_close_matches('ban', fruits)
['banana']
  • A nice use case for this in CLI when a user enter a wrong sub-command, we can suggest or automatically run the correct command
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