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Python String rsplit() Method

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Split a string into a list, using comma, followed by a space (, ) as the separator:

txt = "apple, banana, cherry"

x = txt.rsplit(", ")

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Definition and Usage

The rsplit() method splits a string into a list, starting from the right.

If no "max" is specified, this method will return the same as the split() method.

Note: When maxsplit is specified, the list will contain the specified number of elements plus one.


string.rsplit(separator, maxsplit)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
separator Optional. Specifies the separator to use when splitting the string. By default any whitespace is a separator
maxsplit Optional. Specifies how many splits to do. Default value is -1, which is "all occurrences"

More Examples


Split the string into a list with maximum 2 items:

txt = "apple, banana, cherry"

# setting the maxsplit parameter to 1, will return a list with 2 elements!
x = txt.rsplit(", ", 1)

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