by Sai gowtham

How to remove the leading and trailing spaces in Python

To remove the leading and trailing white spaces from a string, we can use the built-in strip() method in Python.

Here is an example that removes the leading and trailing spaces from the name string.

name = '  john  '

print(name.strip()) # removes beginning and ending

Output:

'john'

You can also remove only the leading whitespace from a string instead of trailing whitespace by using the lstrip() method.

name = '  john  '

print(name.strip())

Output:

'john  '

or you can remove only the trailing whitespace by using the rstrip() method.

name = '  john  '

print(name.rstrip())

Output:

'  john'

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