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How to write raw strings to Python

Sam Chats writes:

> 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.
> I would add to add the following couple lines to a file:
> for i in range(5):
>     print('Hello\tWorld')
> Consider the leading whitespace to be a tab.

import sys

lines = r'''
for line in range(5):