Python 3 - String expandtabs() Method


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Description

The expandtabs() method returns a copy of the string in which the tab characters ie. '\t' are expanded using spaces, optionally using the given tabsize (default 8)..

Syntax

Following is the syntax for expandtabs() method −

str.expandtabs(tabsize = 8)

Parameters

tabsize − This specifies the number of characters to be replaced for a tab character '\t'.

Return Value

This method returns a copy of the string in which tab characters i.e., '\t' have been expanded using spaces.

Example

#!/usr/bin/python3

str = "this is\tstring example....wow!!!"
print ("Original string: " + str)
print ("Defualt exapanded tab: " +  str.expandtabs())
print ("Double exapanded tab: " +  str.expandtabs(16))

Result

When we run above program, it produces the following result −

Original string: this is        string example....wow!!!
Defualt exapanded tab: this is string example....wow!!!
Double exapanded tab: this is         string example....wow!!!
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