StringPadLeft

StringPadLeft["string",n]

makes string be of length n, padding it on the left with spaces or truncating it if necessary.

StringPadLeft["string",n,"padding"]

pads by repeating copies of the string padding.

StringPadLeft[{"s1","s2",}]

pads strings with spaces on the left to make them all the same length.

StringPadLeft[{"s1","s2",},n,]

pads or truncates to make all strings of length n.

Details

  • StringPadLeft effectively places repeated copies of padding to the left of string, truncating them when a total width of n characters has been achieved.

Examples

Basic Examples  (4)

Pad a string with whitespace to have total length 10:

Pad with a non-whitespace character:

Make a list of strings the same length:

Pad or truncate a list of strings to a given length:

Introduced in 2015
 (10.1)