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Python String | lstrip method

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schedule Mar 10, 2022
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Python's str.lstrip(~) method returns a string with the specified leading characters removed. Default is to remove all leading spaces (i.e. spaces on the left).

Parameters

1. chars | string | optional

The string specifying the combination of leading characters to remove from the left of the string. Default is whitespace.

Return value

A string with the specified leading characters stripped.

Examples

Basic usage

To strip all leading whitespace from " Dog":

x = " Dog"
x.lstrip()
'Dog'

Chars parameter

To remove all combinations of leading 'k S' from " SkyTowner":

y = " SkyTowner"
y.lstrip('k S')
'yTowner'

We remove all combinations of 'k', ' ' and 'S' from the beginning of the string which gives us return value of 'yTowner'.

Case sensitivity

To remove all leading 's' from "SkyTowner":

z = "SkyTowner"
z.lstrip('s')
'SkyTowner'

Note that no leading characters are removed as there is a mismatch at the very beginning of the string where char argument of 's' does not match with 'S'. As this shows, lstrip(~) method is case sensitive.

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