[Tutor] how to strip whitespaces from a string.

Calum Mackay calum.mackay at cdmnet.org
Fri Oct 8 19:20:02 CEST 2004

kumar s wrote:
> Dear group, 
>  I have been practising python for some time now and
> string method 'strip' always remains an alien to me.
> whenever i try to use it, i never got what i want and
> now it still remainins an enigma. 
> s = " I am learning python"
> how can i remove white spaces from 's'. 
> f = s.strip('\w') - wrong

Do you want to strip trailing and leading ws only? If so, then you just 

	f = s.strip()

since that's what strip() does by default.


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