by Sai gowtham

How to get last n characters of a string in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the last n characters of a string in Python.

Consider, we have the following string:

str = "abcdef"

Getting the last n characters

To access the last n characters of a string in Python, we can use the subscript syntax [ ] by passing -n: as an argument to it.

-n is the number of characters we need to extract from the end position of a string.

Here is an example, that gets the last 4 characters from a string.

str = "abcdef"

lastFour = str[-4:] # getting the last 4 characters
print(lastFour)

Output:

"cdef"

You can also read, how to get first n characters of a string in Python.

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