Python 3 - String startswith() Method


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Description

The startswith() method checks whether the 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/python3

str = "this is string example....wow!!!"
print (str.startswith( 'this' ))
print (str.startswith( 'string', 8 ))
print (str.startswith( 'this', 2, 4 ))

Result

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

True
True
False
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