Python | String startswith()
The startswith() method returns True if a string starts with the given prefix otherwise returns False.
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str.startswith(prefix, start, end)
prefix : prefix ix nothing but a string which needs to be checked. start : Starting position where prefix is needs to be checked within the string. end : Ending position where prefix is needs to be checked within the string.
NOTE : If start and end index is not provided then by default it takes 0 and length-1 as starting and ending indexes where ending indes is not included in our search.
It returns True if strings starts with the given prefix otherwise returns False.
Input : text = "geeks for geeks." result = text.startswith('for geeks') Output : False Input : text = "geeks for geeks." result = text.startswith('geeks', 0) Output : True
Error : ValueError : This error is raised in the case when the argument string is not found in the target string
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