Python string | strip()

strip() is an inbuilt function in Python programming language that returns a copy of the string with both leading and trailing characters removed (based on the string argument passed).
Syntax:

string.strip([chars])
Parameter: 
There is only one optional parameter in it:
1)chars - a string specifying 
the set of characters to be removed. 

If the optional chars parameter is not given, all leading 
and trailing whitespaces are removed from the string.
Return Value:
Returns a copy of the string with both leading and trailing characters removed.
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# Python3 program to demonstrate the use of
# strip() method  
  
string = " geeks for geeks " 
  
# prints the string without stripping
print(string) 
  
# prints the string by removing leading and trailing whitespaces
print(string.strip())   
  
# prints the string by removing geeks
print(string.strip(' geeks'))

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Output:

 geeks for geeks 
geeks for geeks
for

Errors:
There is a runtime error when we try to strip anything except a string. The system gives a output showing



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# Python3 program to demonstrate the use of
# strip() method error
  
string = " geeks for geeks "
list =[1, 2, 3
  
# prints the error message
print(list.strip()) 

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Output:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/1bdead5a6ad1dbb0db1c6a2663874e4c.py", line 8, in 
    print(list.strip()) 
AttributeError: type object 'list' has no attribute 'strip'

Practical application:
Given a string remove occurrence of word “The” from the beginning and the end.

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# Python3 program to demonstrate the practical application
# strip() 
  
  
string = " the King has the largest army in the entire world the" 
  
# prints the string after removing the from beginning and end
print(string.strip(" the"))

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Output:

King has the largest army in the entire world


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