by Sai gowtham

Removing the first character from a string in Python

Learn, how to remove the first character from a string in Python.

We can remove the first character of a string by using the slice notation [ ] with 1: as an argument.

Here is an example, that removes the first character H from the given string.

str = "How are you"

print(str[1:])

Output:

"ow are you"

Similarly, we can also use the lstrip() method by passing the first character as an argument to it.

str = "How are you"

print(str.lstrip("H")); # "ow are you"

Another example:

name = "oprah"

print(name.lstrip("o")) # "prah"

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