Python String lstrip()

The lstrip() removes characters from the left based on the argument (a string specifying the set of characters to be removed).

The syntax of lstrip() is:


lstrip() Parameters

  • chars (optional) - a string specifying the set of characters to be removed.

If chars argument is not provided, all leading whitespaces are removed from the string.

Return Value from lstrip() 

lstrip() returns a copy of the string with leading characters stripped.

All combinations of characters in the chars argument are removed from the left of the string until the first mismatch.

Example: Working of lstrip()

random_string = '   this is good '

# Leading whitepsace are removed

# Argument doesn't contain space
# No characters are removed.

print(random_string.lstrip('s ti'))

website = ''


this is good 
   this is good 
his is good
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