Python String lstrip() Method

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Description

The method lstrip() returns a copy of the string in which all chars have been stripped from the beginning of the string (default whitespace characters).

Syntax

Following is the syntax for lstrip() method:

str.lstrip([chars])

Parameters

  • chars -- You can supply what chars have to be trimmed.

Return Value

This method returns a copy of the string in which all chars have been stripped from the beginning of the string (default whitespace characters).

Example

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

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "     this is string example....wow!!!     ";
print str.lstrip();
str = "88888888this is string example....wow!!!8888888";
print str.lstrip('8');

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

this is string example....wow!!!
this is string example....wow!!!8888888



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