Python String startswith() Method with Examples

Explore Python's startswith() method for strings. Explore the startswith() method with practical examples, mastering efficient prefix validation for robust text handling.

Definition and Usage

The startswith() method returns True if the string starts with the specified value, otherwise False.

Example

Check if the string starts with "Hello":

txt = "Hello, welcome to my world."

x = txt.startswith("Hello")

print(x)

Syntax

string.startswith(value, start, end)

Parameter Values

ParameterDescription
valueRequired. The value to check if the string starts with
startOptional. An Integer specifying at which position to start the search
endOptional. An Integer specifying at which position to end the search

More Examples

Example

Check if position 7 to 20 starts with the characters "wel":

txt = "Hello, welcome to my world."

x = txt.startswith("wel", 7, 20)

print(x)

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Python String startswith() Method with Examples
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