Python String rjust() Method

By Lenin Mishra

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Python String rjust() method

The rjust() method in Python right aligns the string, using a specific number of characters (space is used as default) as the provided fill character.

Syntax of rjust() method
string.rjust(length, fill_character)

length:         The length of the output string(Required).
fill_character: A character to fill the missing space 
                to the left of the string(Optional).
                Default is space.     
Example 1

Code

x = "Pylenin"
y = x.rjust(20)
print(len(y))
print(y)

Output

20
             Pylenin        

As you can see, the length of the new string is 20 characters long.

Example 2 - Using a different fill character

Code

x = "Pylenin"
y = x.rjust(20, "*")
print(len(y))
print(y)

Output

20
*************Pylenin     

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