Python String find() Method

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Description

The method find() determines if string str occurs in string, or in a substring of string if starting index beg and ending index end are given.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for find() method:

str.find(str, beg=0 end=len(string))

Parameters

  • str -- This specifies the string to be searched.

  • beg -- This is the starting index, by default its 0.

  • end -- This is the ending index, by default its equal to the lenght of the string.

Return Value

This method returns index if found and -1 otherwise.

Example

The following example shows the usage of find() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

str1 = "this is string example....wow!!!";
str2 = "exam";

print str1.find(str2);
print str1.find(str2, 10);
print str1.find(str2, 40);

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

15
15
-1



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