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Python String endswith()

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Python String endswith() method with the help of examples.

The endswith() method returns True if a string ends with the specified suffix. If not, it returns False.

Example

message = 'Python is fun'

# check if the message ends with fun print(message.endswith('fun'))
# Output: True

Syntax of String endswith()

The syntax of endswith() is:

str.endswith(suffix[, start[, end]])

endswith() Parameters

The endswith() takes three parameters:

  • suffix - String or tuple of suffixes to be checked
  • start (optional) - Beginning position where suffix is to be checked within the string.
  • end (optional) - Ending position where suffix is to be checked within the string.

Return Value from endswith()

The endswith() method returns a boolean.

  • It returns True if a string ends with the specified suffix.
  • It returns False if a string doesn't end with the specified suffix.

Example 1: endswith() Without start and end Parameters

text = "Python is easy to learn."

result = text.endswith('to learn')
# returns False print(result)
result = text.endswith('to learn.')
# returns True print(result)
result = text.endswith('Python is easy to learn.')
# returns True print(result)

Output

False
True
True

Example 2: endswith() With start and end Parameters

text = "Python programming is easy to learn."

# start parameter: 7
# "programming is easy to learn." string is searched
result = text.endswith('learn.', 7)
print(result) # Both start and end is provided # start: 7, end: 26 # "programming is easy" string is searched
result = text.endswith('is', 7, 26)
# Returns False print(result)
result = text.endswith('easy', 7, 26)
# returns True print(result)

Output

True
False
True

Passing Tuple to endswith()

It's possible to pass a tuple suffix to the endswith() method in Python.

If the string ends with any item of the tuple, endswith() returns True. If not, it returns False


Example 3: endswith() With Tuple Suffix

text = "programming is easy"
result = text.endswith(('programming', 'python'))
# prints False print(result)
result = text.endswith(('python', 'easy', 'java'))
#prints True print(result) # With start and end parameter # 'programming is' string is checked
result = text.endswith(('is', 'an'), 0, 14)
# prints True print(result)

Output

False
True
True

If you need to check if a string starts with the specified prefix, you can use startswith() method in Python.

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