by Sai gowtham

Removing the first n characters of a string in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to remove the first n characters of a string in JavaScript.

Consider, we have the following string:

const car = "volkswagen";

Now, we want to remove the first 3 characters vol from the above string.

Removing the first n characters

To remove the first n characters of a string in JavaScript, we can use the built-in slice() method by passing the n as an argument.

n is the number of characters we need to remove from a string.

Here is an example, that removes the first 3 characters from the following string.

const car = "volkswagen";

const mod = car.slice(3);

console.log(mod);

Output:

"kswagen"

Similarly, we can also use the substring() method to remove the first n characters of a string.

const car = "volkswagen";

const mod = car.substring(3);

console.log(mod);

Output:

"kswagen"

Note: The slice() and substring() methods does not change the original string.

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