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how to split this type of line?

this is the line:

alex4ever31:*928A466A57546F7E1F1B930C2EBEAC5926826545:::juniorgg28@yahoo.com:::::2013-09-01 22:09:02:::::0:OK::0:0:0:0000-00-

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first i wanna cut this:
alex4ever31:*928A466A57546F7E1F1B930C2EBEAC5926826545

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then cut this
928A466A57546F7E1F1B930C2EBEAC5926826545:::juniorgg28@yahoo.com

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thnak you
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john lambert
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john lambert
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You want to have two strings with some parts being the same?
Can we rely on the number of colons and so on? Difficult to tell from a single line ...
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Walter RitzelSenior Software EngineerCommented:
Without taking much into consideration, you can do like this:
full_string = 'alex4ever31:*928A466A57546F7E1F1B930C2EBEAC5926826545:::juniorgg28@yahoo.com:::::2013-09-01 22:09:02:::::0:OK::0:0:0:0000-00-'
first_cut = full_string.split(':::')[0]
second_cut = full_string.split('*')[1].split(':::::')[0]
print(first_cut)
print(second_cut)

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There better approaches for that, but then you would need to explain what you are trying to achieve so we can provide a more elegant answer.
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frankhelkCommented:
Given the format fit the colons as static, as Qlemo presumed, you could use a regex
^(.*?):(.*?):::(.*?):::

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to filter out the needed components of the string.

The free tool Expresso from here filters the following capture groups:

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Afterwards you could use the captured parts to build your new string with fresh colons in between, like

$1:$2
$2:::$3

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which would give the requested results.
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john lambertAuthor Commented:
thank you problem solved!!!
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