Python String splitlines() Method



Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Python String splitlines() method.

Python string splitlines() method returns a list of all the lines in the string, which optionally includes the line breaks (if num is supplied and is true).

Syntax

The following below is the syntax for the Python String splitlines() method -

str.splitlines( )

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Parameter Details

  • keepends - This is an optional parameter, if its value is true, line breaks need are also included in the output.

Return Value

Returns a list of all the lines in the string.

Example 1

The following below is a simple example -

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "Line1-a b c d e f\nLine2- a b c\n\nLine4- a b c d";
print str.splitlines( )
print str.splitlines( 0 )
print str.splitlines( 3 )
print str.splitlines( 4 )
print str.splitlines( 5 )

Output
Below is the output of the above example -

['Line1-a b c d e f', 'Line2- a b c', '', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f', 'Line2- a b c', '', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']

Example 2
If you pass "True" as a parameter to this method this includes line breaks to the output.

#!/usr/bin/python

str = "Line1-a b c d e f\nLine2- a b c\n\nLine4- a b c d";
print str.splitlines(True)
print str.splitlines( 0 )
print str.splitlines( 3 )
print str.splitlines( 4 )
print str.splitlines( 5 )

Output
Below is the output of the above example -

.['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f', 'Line2- a b c', '', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']
['Line1-a b c d e f\n', 'Line2- a b c\n', '\n', 'Line4- a b c d']


Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be discussing about the Python String startswith() method.

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