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Python String | rsplit()
  • Last Updated : 16 Jan, 2018

rsplit() method returns a list of strings after breaking the given string from right side by the specified separator.

Syntax :

str.rsplit(separator, maxsplit)

Parameters :

separator : The is a delimiter. The string splits at this specified separator starting from right side. If is not provided then any white space is a separator.

maxsplit : It is a number, which tells us to split the string into maximum of provided number of times. If it is not provided then there is no limit.

Return :

Returns a list of strings after breaking the given string from right side by the specified separator.

Error :

We will not get any error even if we are not passing any argument.


# Python code to split a string
# using rsplit.
# Splits at space
word = 'geeks for geeks'
# Splits at 'g'. Note that we have
# provided maximum limit as 1. So
# from right, one splitting happens
# and we get "eeks" and "geeks, for, "
word = 'geeks, for, geeks'
print(word.rsplit('g', 1))
# Splitting at '@' with maximum splitting
# as 1
word = 'geeks@for@geeks'
print(word.rsplit('@', 1))

Output :

['geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['geeks, for, ', 'eeks']
['geeks@for', 'geeks']


word = 'geeks, for, geeks, pawan'
# maxsplit: 0
print(word.rsplit(', ', 0))
# maxsplit: 4
print(word.rsplit(', ', 4))
word = 'geeks@for@geeks@for@geeks'
# maxsplit: 1
print(word.rsplit('@', 1))
# maxsplit: 2
print(word.rsplit('@', 2))

Output :

['geeks, for, geeks, pawan']
['geeks', 'for', 'geeks', 'pawan']
['geeks@for@geeks@for', 'geeks']
['geeks@for@geeks', 'for', 'geeks']


word = 'geeks for geeks'
# Since seperator is 'None', 
# so, will be splitted at space
print(word.rsplit(None, 1))
print(word.rsplit(None, 2))
# Also observe these
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@', 1))
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@', 3))
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@', 5))

Output :

['geeks for', 'geeks']
['geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['', '', '', '', '', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['@@@@@geeks@for', 'geeks']
['@@@@', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['@@', '', '', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']

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