Python string lstrip














































Python string lstrip



Python String : lstrip()


This article demonstrates how to use of lstrip() method in string.

The lstrip() method returns a copy of the string with leading characters removed (based on the string argument passed).

The lstrip() removes characters from the left based on the argument (a string specifying the set of characters to be removed).


Syntax :

string.lstrip(chars)


Parameter Values :

chars  (optional)  a string specifying the set of characters to be removed.

If the char argument is not provided, all leading whitespaces are removed from the string.


Returns :

The lstrip() returns a copy of the string with leading characters stripped.All combinations of characters in the chars argument are removed from the left of the string until first mismatch.



Sample Code :

1.
string = '   this is good '

# Leading whitepsace are removed
print(string.lstrip())

# Argument doesn't contain space
# No characters are removed.
print(string.lstrip('sti'))

print(string.lstrip('s ti'))

website = 'https://www.cppsecrets.com/'
print(website.lstrip('htps:/.'))
Output :
this is good
   this is good 
his is good 
www.cppsecrets.com/ 


Hence,we can see above function lstrip() removes all leading whitespace in string.



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