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Ruby | String delete() Method

  • Last Updated : 13 Dec, 2019

delete is a String class method in Ruby which is used to return a copy of the given string with all characters in the intersection of its arguments deleted.

Syntax: str.delete(parameter_list)

Parameters: Here, str is the given string and parameter_list are the specified characters.

Returns: A new copy of the string with all characters in the intersection of its arguments deleted.

Example 1:






# Ruby program to demonstrate 
# the delete method 
       
# Taking a string and 
# using the method
str = "String Counting"
puts str.delete "ing"

Output:

Str Cout

Example 2:




# Ruby program to demonstrate 
# the delete method 
       
# Taking a string and 
# using the method
str = "String Counting"
puts str.delete "ing", "^n"
  
str2 = "Ruby Method\\r\\n"
  
puts str2.delete "\\"

Output:

Strn Countn
Ruby Methodrn
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