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# Python String | rsplit method

schedule Aug 12, 2023
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Python's `str.rsplit(~)` method splits up the string based on the specified separator, and returns a list containing the separated items. As opposed to `str.split(~)` which splits from the left, `str.rsplit(~)` splits from the right.

# Parameters

1. `sep` | `string` | `optional`

The separator used to split up the string. By default, `sep=" "` (i.e. a single space).

2. `maxsplit` | `number` | `optional`

The maximum number of splits you want to make. By default, `maxsplit=-1` (i.e. no maximum set).

# Return value

A list of separated strings.

# Examples

## Sep parameter

By default, the separator used is a single white space:

``` x = "a b c"x.rsplit() ['a', 'b', 'c'] ```

``` y = "a,b,c"y.rsplit(",") ['a', 'b', 'c'] ```

## Sep does not exist in string

To split `"abc"` using comma as the separator:

``` z = "abc"z.rsplit(",") ['abc'] ```

We return a list with the original string as the sole element as the separator did not exist in the string.

## Maxsplit parameter

To split `"a,b,c"` at most once:

``` w = "a,b,c"w.rsplit(",", 1)) ['a,b', 'c'] ```

The splitting happens only once from the right despite the fact that we have two commas.

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