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Python String | splitlines method

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schedule Mar 10, 2022
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Python's str.splitlines(~) method splits the string at line breaks, and returns a list containing the separated lines.

The representations in the list below are considered line breaks:

Representation

Description

\n

Line Feed

\r

Carriage Return

\r\n

Carriage Return + Line Feed

Line Tabulation

\v or \x0b

Form Feed

\f or \x0c

\x1c

File Separator

\x1d

Group Separator

\x1e

Record Separator

\x85

Next Line (C1 Control Code)

\u2028

Line Separator

\u2029

Paragraph Separator

Parameters

1. keepends | boolean | optional

Whether the line breaks themselves are included in the returned list. By default, False (i.e. not included).

Return value

A list of separated lines.

Examples

Basic usage

To split the string "abc\n e f\rg" at line breaks:

x = "abc\n e f\rg"
x.splitlines()
['abc', ' e f', 'g']

We can see that the string is split twice into three parts (once at \n and once at \r).

Keepends parameter

To split the string "abc\n e f\rg" at line breaks and include the line breaks in the returned list:

y = "abc\n e f\rg"
y.splitlines(True)
['abc\n', ' e f\r', 'g']

We can see that the returned list includes the line breaks \n and \r.

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