examples/regex/capture_more.py
from __future__ import print_function
import re

line = 'There is a phone number 12345 in this row and an age: 23'

match = re.search(r'(\w+): (\d+)', line)
if match:
    print(match.group(0))  # age: 23
    print(match.group(1))  # age     the first group of parentheses
    print(match.group(2))  # 23      the second group of parentheses

    # print(match.group(3))  # IndexError: no such group
    print(match.groups())  # ('age', '23')
    print(len(match.groups()))  # 2


The parentheses are numbered according to their opening (. Some groups might match '' or even not match at all, in which case we get None in the appropriate match.group() call and in the match.groups() call