StringTrim

StringTrim["string"]

trims whitespace from the beginning and end of "string".

StringTrim["string",patt]

trims substrings matching patt from the beginning and end.

Details and Options

  • Whitespace is taken to include any number of spaces, tabs, and newlines.
  • StringTrim[{s1,s2,},] gives the list of results for each of the si.

Examples

Basic Examples  (3)

Remove whitespace from ends of strings:

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Remove multiple character types:

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Remove initial space characters using a regular expression pattern:

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See Also

StringReplace  StringDrop  StringSplit

Introduced in 2008
(7.0)