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# Python String | rpartition method

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Python's `str.rpartition(~)` method splits the string at the last occurrence of the separator to return a tuple containing three elements: the part before the separator, the separator itself, and the part after the separator.

# Parameters

1. `sep` | `string`

The string to use as the separator.

# Return value

The return value depends on the following cases:

Case

Return value

Separator is found in string

Tuple with three elements:

First element: part before the separator

Second element: the separator itself

Third element: part after the separator

Separator is NOT found in string

Tuple with three elements:

First element: empty string

Second element: empty string

Third element: the string itself

# Examples

## Separator is found in string

To split `"Hello fellow SkyTowner!"` at last occurrence of separator `'ll'`:

``` x = "Hello fellow SkyTowner!"x.rpartition('ll')('Hello fe', 'll', 'ow SkyTowner!') ('Hello fe', 'll', 'ow SkyTowner!') ```

Note that we return a tuple with three elements: the part before the last occurrence of the separator (`'Hello fe'`), the separator itself (`'ll'`), and the part after the last occurrence of the separator (`'ow SkyTowner!'`).

## Separator is NOT found in string

To split `"Hello fellow SkyTowner!"` at last occurrence of separator `'tt'`:

``` y = "Hello fellow SkyTowner!"y.rpartition('tt') ('', '', 'Hello fellow SkyTowner!') ```

As the separator `'tt'` does not exist in the string `"Hello fellow SkyTowner!"`, we return a tuple with two empty strings and then the original string itself.

Published by Isshin Inada
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