Trim strings in Python

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Trim strings in Python

In Python strings can be trimmed using the following three functions:

  • strip(): returns a new string after removing any leading and trailing whitespaces including tabs (\t).
  • rstrip(): returns a new string with trailing whitespace removed. It’s easier to remember as removing white spaces from “right” side of the string.
  • lstrip(): returns a new string with leading whitespace removed, or removing whitespaces from the “left” side of the string.

Equivalent of C#’s Trim() funciton is strip().

str = '  abc  '
>>> str.strip()
'abc'
>>> str.rstrip()
'  abc'
>>> str.lstrip()
'abc  '

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