By Lenin Mishra
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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
string.lstrip() Returns a new string
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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