Python String lstrip() Method


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Description

Python string 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')

When we run above program, it produces following result −

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