Python trim string | Python string strip() function

You can trim string in python using a strip() function. It removes the leading and trailing spaces of a given String. There are 2 more methods “lstrip() and rstrip()” that can use to remove leading or trailing whitespaces.

Note: default whitespace characters will remove, you can remove other char also.

Method to trim Strings in Python

  • strip():  removes spaces from the left and right of the string and returns the copy of the string.
  • lstrip(): returns the string after removing leading whitespaces.
  • rstrip(): returns a string after removing the trailing whitespace


# OR


The characters are to be removed from the beginning or end of the string.

Python strip() example | trim string

Let’s see examples of how to trim strings from left, right, or all whitespaces.

1. Without chars parameter

The below code displays the working of strip() in various conditions.

str1 = "   Hello World!   "
# Original String

# Remove all space

# left Whitespace

# Right Whitespace

Output: Blue color space indicates whitespace.

Python trim string | Python string strip() function

2. Remove “0” from String

str1 = "0000this is string trim example....!0000"

Output: this is string trim example….!

3. trim a string from Left | lstrip() Python

USE “lstrip() function” to remove left space from sting.



s = "   Python lstrip method   "


Output: Python lstrip method

4. trim a string from Right | rstrip() Python

The rstrip() method removes the trailing (right) spaces from the given string and returns a copy after removing whitespaces from the right side.



s = "   Python rstrip method   "


Output: Python rstrip method

Q: How to trim string characters in Python?

Answer: Remove ‘www’ and ‘com’ and ‘.’ from the string using a strip() method.

string = ''

# '.comw' removes 'www' and 'com' and '.'

Output: EyeHunts

Q: How to trim all whitespace include between text in python?

Answer: If you noticed the strip method only remove the left and right space or char. So if you want to remove all space from a string you can use replace() method in Python.

s = ' a b c d   '

print(s.replace(" ", ""))

Output: abcd

Read More about – Python string replace function Examples

Do comment if you knew any other way to do it. Or have any suggestions Or doubts.

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