In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to remove the last n characters of a string in Python.
consider, we have a following string:
str = "How are you"
Now, we want to remove the last 3 characters
you from the above string.
We can remove the last n characters of a string by using the slice notation
[ ] with
:-n as an argument.
-n is the number of characters we need to remove the from the end of a string.
Here is an example, that removes the last 3 characters from the following string.
str = "How are you" modified = str[:-3] print(modified)
Alternatively, we can also use the
rstrip() method by passing the last n characters as an argument to it.
str = "How are you" modified = str.rstrip("you") print(modified) # "How are"
Another example of
name = "justin" modified = name.rstrip("stin") # removing last 4 characters print(modified) # "ju"