How to trim n characters from right end of a string?

Robert nospam at nospam.net
Sun Jun 27 02:34:13 CEST 2004


"Paul McGuire" <ptmcg at austin.rr._bogus_.com> wrote in message
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> "Robert" <nospam at nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:GUnDc.13670$OX2.9785 at fe2.texas.rr.com...
> > Please tell this newbie how to remove n characters from the right end of
a
> > string.
> >
> > Thanks, Robert
> >
> >
> At the Python '>>>' prompt:
>
> >>> a = "This is a string."
> >>> print a[:-5]
> This is a st
>
>

Got it! Thanks Tony and Paul!

Robert





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