By Lenin Mishra
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ljust() method in Python left aligns the string, using a specific number of characters (space is used as default) as the provided fill character.
string.ljust(length, fill_character) length: The length of the output string(Required). fill_character: A character to fill the missing space to the right of the string(Optional). Default is space.
x = "Pylenin" y = x.ljust(20) print(len(y)) print(y)
As you can see, the length of the new string is 20 characters long.
Example 2 - Using a different fill character
x = "Pylenin" y = x.ljust(20, "*") print(len(y)) print(y)
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