Python String startswith() Method

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Description

The method startswith() checks whether string starts with str, optionally restricting the matching with the given indices start and end.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for startswith() method:

str.startswith(str, beg=0,end=len(string));

Parameters

  • str -- This is the string to be checked.

  • beg -- This is the optional parameter to set start index of the matching boundary.

  • end -- This is the optional parameter to set start index of the matching boundary.

Return Value

This method returns true if found matching string otherwise false.

Example

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

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "this is string example....wow!!!";
print str.startswith( 'this' );
print str.startswith( 'is', 2, 4 );
print str.startswith( 'this', 2, 4 );

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

True
True
False



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