Python – How to get a substring of a string in Python


Is there a way to substring a string in Python, to get a new string from the third character to the end of the string?

Maybe like myString[2:end]?

If leaving the second part means 'till the end', and if you leave the first part, does it start from the start?

Best Solution

>>> x = "Hello World!"
>>> x[2:]
'llo World!'
>>> x[:2]
>>> x[:-2]
'Hello Worl'
>>> x[-2:]
>>> x[2:-2]
'llo Worl'

Python calls this concept "slicing" and it works on more than just strings. Take a look here for a comprehensive introduction.