Python String lstrip() Method

By Lenin Mishra

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Python String lstrip() method

The lstrip() method in Python, returns a new string by removing(stripping) all the characters from the left that are passed as string argument. If no arguments are passed, it removes the leading spaces

Syntax of lstrip() method
string.lstrip()

Returns a new string
Example

Code/Output

x = "  Pylenin loves Python"
print(x.lstrip())
>>> Pylenin loves Python

x = "*Pylenin loves Python*"
print(x.lstrip('*'))
>>> Pylenin loves Python*

x = "*@Pylenin loves Python@*"
print(x.lstrip('@'))
>>> *@Pylenin loves Python@*

As you can see, the lstrip() method didn’t work on the third string. The @ has to be leading in order to be stripped.

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