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How to write raw strings to Python

On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9:09:18 PM UTC+5:30, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2017-07-05, Sam Chats <blahBlah at blah.org> wrote:
> > I want to write, say, 'hello\tworld' as-is to a file, but doing
> > f.write('hello\tworld') makes the file look like:
> [...]
> > How can I fix this?
> That depends on what you mean by "as-is".
> Seriously.
> Do you want the single quotes in the file?  Do you want the backslash
> and 't' character in the file?
> When you post a question like this it helps immensely to provide an
> example of the output you desire.
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I would add to add the following couple lines to a file:

for i in range(5):

Consider the leading whitespace to be a tab.