Tim Rowe tim at remove_if_not_spam.digitig.co.uk
Sat Sep 20 02:05:51 CEST 2003

On Fri, 19 Sep 2003 19:35:54 -0400, "RR" <rr84 at cornell.edu> wrote:

>Is there an easy way in python to remove whitespace from a string?

>From the ends or all of it?

>From the ends, 
	" hello ".strip()
gives "hello"

There are lstrip and rstrip if you only want to strip from one end.

To get rid of all whitespace I'd probably do:

	import string
	string.join("  hello   there   world   ".split(), "")

which gives

Though there may be an easier way.

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