python-string-split

Python String Split

Description

Python string method split() returns a rundown of the relative multitude of words in the string, using str as the separator (parts on all whitespace whenever left vague), alternatively restricting the quantity of parts to num.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for split() method −

str.split(str="", num=string.count(str)).

Parameters

  • str − This is any delimeter, by default it is space.
  • num − this is number of lines minus one

Return Value

This method returns a list of lines.

Example

The following example shows the usage of split() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "Line1-abcdef \nLine2-abc \nLine4-abcd";
print str.split( )
print str.split(' ', 1 )

When we run above program, it produces following result −

['Line1-abcdef', 'Line2-abc', 'Line4-abcd']
['Line1-abcdef', '\nLine2-abc \nLine4-abcd']