How to delete a last character from a string

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 20:41:45 CEST 2008


On Aug 29, 1:28 pm, dudeja.ra... at gmail.com wrote:
> Sorry : Earlier mail had a typo in Subject line which might look
> in-appropriate to my friends
>
> Hi,
>
> I've a list some of whose elements with character \.
> I want to delete this last character from the elements that have this
> character set at their end,
>
> I have written a small program, unfortunately this does not work:
>
> dirListFinal = []
> for item in dirList:
>            print item
>            if item.endswith('\\') == True:
>                item = item[0:-1]         # This one I googled and
> found to remove the last character /
>                dirListFinal.append(item)
>            else:
>                dirListFinal.append(item)
>
> item.endswith() does not seem to be working.
>
> Please help
> --
> Regrads,
> Rajat


Try something like this:

>>> x = 'test\\'
>>> if x.endswith('\\'):
        	x = x[:-1]

This works with Python 2.5.2 on Windows XP.

Mike



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