Remove all whitespace in a string in Python

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I want to eliminate all the whitespace from a string, on both ends, and in between words.

I have this Python code:

def my_handle(self): sentence = ' hello apple ' sentence.strip()

But that only eliminates the whitespace on both sides of the string. How do I remove all whitespace?

Aug 28, 2018 in Python by bug_seeker
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If you want to remove leading and ending spaces, use str.strip():

sentence = ' hello apple'
>>> 'hello apple'

If you want to remove all spaces, use str.replace():

sentence = ' hello apple'
sentence.replace(" ", "")
>>> 'helloapple'

If you want to remove duplicated spaces, use str.split():

sentence = ' hello apple'
" ".join(sentence.split())
>>> 'hello apple'

answered Aug 28, 2018 by Priyaj
• 56,140 points
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You can also use regular expressions for this.

import re
pattern = re.compile(r'\s+')
sentence = re.sub(pattern, '', sentence)
answered Aug 31, 2018 by Omkar
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