Python lstrip() method is used to remove all leading White-space (characters) from the string. There is an option in “lstrip Function” to use or not a char type parameter. If the parameter is not provided, it removes all the leading spaces from the string.
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chars (optional): A list of chars to be removed.
Note: If the chars parameter is not provided, all leading whitespaces are removed from the string.
Returns a copy of the string with leading (left) characters stripped.
lstrip() | Python trim string from left example
1. Removing left side white space from strings example
str1 = " EyeHunts " print(str1.lstrip())
2. Remove special char- Python string lstrip
# Given string string = "***## EyeHunts" # Removes given set of characters from left. print(string.lstrip("*#"))
3. Remove substring from left
Will remove only the first occurrence of a substring from the given string.
string = "The The Python code " # Argument doesn't contain leading 'g' # So, no characters are removed print(string.lstrip('The'))
Output: The Python code
Runtime Error | lstrip()
Will throw an error, if you try to strip anything except a string. In the example of trying to strip a Python List.
list1 = [1, 2, 3] print(list.lstrip())
Output: AttributeError: type object ‘list’ has no attribute ‘lstrip’
Q: How to trim a string from left in python?
Answer: Use lstrip() python function to remove(trim) left space from given string.
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