The syntax of
ljust() method is:
Here, fillchar is an optional parameter.
String ljust() Parameters
ljust() method takes two parameters:
- width - width of the given string. If width is less than or equal to the length of the string, the original string is returned.
- fillchar (Optional) - character to fill the remaining space of the width
Return value from String ljust()
ljust() method returns the left-justified string within the given minimum width.
If fillchar is defined, it also fills the remaining space with the defined character.
Example 1: Left justify string of minimum width
# example string string = 'cat' width = 5 # print left justified string print(string.ljust(width))
Here, the minimum width defined is 5. So, the resultant string is of minimum length 5.
And, the string cat is aligned to the left which makes leaves two spaces on the right of the word.
Example 2: Left justify string and fill the remaining spaces
# example string string = 'cat' width = 5 fillchar = '*' # print left justified string print(string.ljust(width, fillchar))
Here, the string cat is aligned to the left, and the remaining two spaces on the right is filled with the character *.
Note: If you want to right justify the string, use rjust(). You can also use format() method for the formatting of strings.