Removing the first n characters of a string in Python
In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to remove the first n characters of a string in Python.
consider, we have a following string:
str = "good morning"
Now, we want to remove the first 3 characters
goo from the above string.
Removing the first n characters
To remove the first n characters of a string we can use the slice notation
[ ] by passing
n: as an argument.
n is the number of characters we need to remove the from the beginning of a string.
Here is an example, that removes the first 3 characters from the following string.
str = "good morning" modified = str[3:] print(modified)
Alternatively, we can also use the
lstrip() method by passing the first n characters as an argument to it.
str = "good morning" modified = str.lstrip("goo") print(modified) # "d morning"
Another example of
name = "pearson" modified = name.lstrip("pear") # removing first 4 characters print(modified) # "son"