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Python String rsplit() Method

  • Last Updated : 19 Aug, 2021

Python String rsplit() method returns a list of strings after breaking the given string from the right side by the specified separator.

Syntax: 

str.rsplit(separator, maxsplit)

Parameters:  

  • separator: The is a delimiter. The string splits at this specified separator starting from the right side. It is not provided then any white space is a separator.
  • maxsplit: It is a number, which tells us to split the string into a maximum of provided number of times. If it is not provided then there is no limit.  

Return:

Returns a list of strings after breaking the given string from the right side by the specified separator.

Error:  

We will not get any error even if we are not passing any argument.

Example 1

Python3




# Python code to split a string
# using rsplit.
  
# Splits at space
word = 'geeks for geeks'
print(word.rsplit())
  
# Splits at 'g'. Note that we have
# provided maximum limit as 1. So
# from right, one splitting happens
# and we get "eeks" and "geeks, for, "
word = 'geeks, for, geeks'
print(word.rsplit('g', 1))
  
# Splitting at '@' with maximum splitting
# as 1
word = 'geeks@for@geeks'
print(word.rsplit('@', 1))


Output: 

['geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['geeks, for, ', 'eeks']
['geeks@for', 'geeks']

Example 2

Python3




word = 'geeks, for, geeks, pawan'
  
# maxsplit: 0
print(word.rsplit(', ', 0))
  
# maxsplit: 4
print(word.rsplit(', ', 4))
  
word = 'geeks@for@geeks@for@geeks'
  
# maxsplit: 1
print(word.rsplit('@', 1))
  
# maxsplit: 2
print(word.rsplit('@', 2))


Output: 

['geeks, for, geeks, pawan']
['geeks', 'for', 'geeks', 'pawan']
['geeks@for@geeks@for', 'geeks']
['geeks@for@geeks', 'for', 'geeks']

Example 3

Python3




word = 'geeks for geeks'
  
# Since separator is 'None', 
# so, will be splitted at space
print(word.rsplit(None, 1))
  
print(word.rsplit(None, 2))
  
# Also observe these
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@'))
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@', 1))
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@', 3))
print('@@@@@geeks@for@geeks'.rsplit('@', 5))


Output: 

['geeks for', 'geeks']
['geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['', '', '', '', '', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['@@@@@geeks@for', 'geeks']
['@@@@', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
['@@', '', '', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']


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