Example 1: Using strip()
my_string = " Python " print(my_string.strip())
strip() removes the leading and trailing characters including the whitespaces from a string.
However, if you have characters in the string like
'\n' and you want to remove only the whitespaces, you need to specify it explicitly on the
strip() method as shown in the following code.
my_string = " \nPython " print(my_string.strip(" "))
Example 2: Using regular expression
import re my_string = " Hello Python " output = re.sub(r'^\s+|\s+$', '', my_string) print(output)
In the regex expression,
\s denotes the whitespace and
\ is the or operation.
+ one or more occurrences of the pattern left to it.
Learn more about regex at Python RegEx.