How to delete a last character from a string
fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Aug 29 20:50:28 CEST 2008
dudeja.rajat at gmail.com wrote:
> 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:
explicitly comparing against true is bad style; better write that as
> item = item[0:-1] # This one I googled and
> found to remove the last character /
> item.endswith() does not seem to be working.
item.endswith("\\") works just fine:
>>> item = "name\\"
>>> print item
>>> print repr(item)
>>> if item.endswith("\\") == True:
... print item[:-1]
instead of assuming that some builtin function is broken, try printing
the the value of item to check that it really contains what you think it
does. (use print repr(item) to see control characters etc).
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