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Python Program to Get a Substring of a String

In this example, you will learn to get a substring of a string.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:


Using String slicing

my_string = "I love python."

# prints "love"
print(my_string[2:6])

# prints "love python."
print(my_string[2:])

# prints "I love python"
print(my_string[:-1])

Output

love
love python.
I love python

String slicing works similar to list slicing. The working of above code can be understood in the following points.

  • [2:6]
    You need to specify the starting index and the ending index of the substring. In this case, love starts at index 2 and ends at index 6.
  • [2:]
    All the text from index 2 to the end are selected.
  • [:-1]
    All the text before the last index is selected.