In this tutorial, we’ll learn what Python string strip() method is and how to properly use it. We’ll go through multiple Python code examples to understand how strip() method works.
Introduction: Python String strip() Method
This method returns a string after removing the leading and trailing characters from it and its based on the string passed as an argument to this method.
Syntax of strip() Method
- Python string strip method takes a string argument.
- This argument is optional and it specifies the characters to be removed from the left and right side of string.
- If no argument is passed to strip method then only the whitespaces from left and right are removed from string.
- Python string strip method return a new string with leading and trailing characters stripped(only whitespaces will be removed if no argument is passed).
Example 1: strip() Method with no Parameter
print('Python'.strip()) print('Python '.strip()) print(' Python'.strip()) print(' Python '.strip())
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Python string strip() method remove whitespaces from left and right as no string argument is passed to it.
Example 2: strip() Method with String Parameter
print('xox'.strip('x')) // x removed from leading and trailing print('xxox'.strip('x')) // each and every x is removed from leading and trailing print('xoxox'.strip('x')) // x removed until a non x character is found print(' xox'.strip('x')) // x removed from trailing, leading has whitespace before x print(' xox'.strip(' x')) // x and whitespace removed as specified in argument passed to strip method print(' xox '.strip('y')) // nothing removed as y doesnot come in leading or trailing print(' xoxy '.strip(' xy')) // xy removed from trailing and whitespace removed from leading print(' xox g- '.strip(' g-')) // g- removed from trailing and whitespace removed from leading
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You can try it with other examples to better understand how Python string strip method works with argument.
Example 3: strip() Method Return Value
val=' fffrggxoxhdhrrf ' returnedVal=val.strip('rffr ') print(returnedVal)
Python string strip method return a new string with all the matching specified characters(passed as a string argument to strip method) stripped from leading and trailing.
To conclude this tutorial, hope you now have a detailed practical understanding of how to properly use Python string strip method. I’d be very delighted to have your feedback on this post. Thank you for reading it.