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string center() in python
  • Last Updated : 05 Jan, 2018

The center() method creates and returns a new string which is padded with the specified character.

Syntax:

string.center(length[, fillchar])
Parameters:
length: length of the string after padding with the characters.
fillchar:(optional) characters which needs to be padded. 
If it's not provided, space is taken as default argument.
Returns:
returns a string padded with specified fillchar and it doesn't modify 
the original string.

CODE 1




# Python program to illustrate
# string center() in python
string = "geeks for geeks"
  
new_string = string.center(24)
  
# here filchar not provided so takes space by default.
print "After padding String is: ", new_string


Output:

After padding String is:      geeks for geeks

CODE 2






# Python program to illustrate
# string center() in python
string = "geeks for geeks"
  
new_string = string.center(24, '*')
  
# here fillchar is provided
print "After padding String is:", new_string


Output:

After padding String is: ****geeks for geeks*****

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