title: String Strip Method
String Strip Method
There are three options for stripping characters from a string in Python,
Each will return a copy of the string with characters removed, at from the beginning, the end or both beginning and end. If no arguments are given the default is to strip whitespace characters.
>>> string = ' Hello, World! ' >>> strip_beginning = string.lstrip() >>> strip_beginning 'Hello, World! ' >>> strip_end = string.rstrip() >>> strip_end ' Hello, World!' >>> strip_both = string.strip() >>> strip_both 'Hello, World!'
An optional argument can be provided as a string containing all characters you wish to strip.
>>> url = 'www.example.com/' >>> url.strip('w./') 'example.com'
However, do notice that only the first
. got stripped from the string. This is because the
strip function only strips the argument characters that lie at the left or rightmost. Since w comes before the first
. they get stripped together, whereas ‘com’ is present in the right end before the
. after stripping
String methods documentation.