Python String ljust() Method


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Description

The ljust() method in Python returns the string which is left justified in a string of length width. Padding is done making use of the specified fillchar where the default is a space. The original string is returned when width is less than len(s). This function in Python String left aligns the string as per the width specified and fills the remaining space of line using blank space when fillchar argument isn’t passed.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for ljust() method:

str.ljust(width[, fillchar])

Parameters

  • width − This is the string length obtained in total after padding.
  • fillchar − This is a filler character where default is a space.

Return Value

This method in Python String returns the string left justified within a string of length width. Padding is done making use of the specified fillchar where default is a space. The original string is returned when the width is less than len(s).

Example

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

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "this is string example....wow!!!";
print str.ljust(50, '0')

When we run above program, it produces following result

this is string example....wow!!!000000000000000000

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