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String Class stripLeading() Method in Java With Examples
  • Last Updated : 05 Feb, 2021

String Class stripLeading() method is used to strip leading whitespaces from the string i.e stripLeading() method removes all the whitespaces only at the starting of the string. 

Example:

Input:

String name = "   kapil   ";
System.out.println("#" + name + "#);
System.out.println("#" + name.stripLeading());


Output:

#   kapil   #
#kapil   # // Leading whitespaces are removed 

Syntax:

public String stripLeading()

Returns: The string after removing all the whitespaces at the start of the string.

Note: Like the stripTrailing() method in java, we have strip() (removes leading and trailing whitespace) and stripLeading() (removes the only leading whitespace). 

Below is the implementation of the problem statement:

Java




// Java program to demonstrate the usage of
// stripLeading() method in comparison to
// other methods
  
class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // creating a string
        String str = " Hello, World ";
  
        // print the string without any function
        System.out.println("String is");
        System.out.println("#" + str + "#");
        System.out.println();
  
        // using strip() method
        System.out.println("Using strip()");
        System.out.println("#" + str.strip() + "#");
        System.out.println();
  
        // using stripLeading() method
        System.out.println("Using stripLeading()");
        System.out.println("#" + str.stripLeading() + "#");
        System.out.println();
  
        // using stripTrailing() method
        System.out.println("Using stripTrailing()");
        System.out.println("#" + str.stripTrailing() + "#");
    }
}

Output:

String is
#  Hello,  World #

Using strip()
#Hello,  World#

Using stripLeading()
#Hello,  World #

Using stripTrailing()
#  Hello,  World#

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