Python String | replace()

 

replace() is an inbuilt function in the Python programming language that returns a copy of the string where all occurrences of a substring are replaced with another substring.
Syntax : 

string.replace(old, new, count)

Parameters : 

old – old substring you want to replace.
new – new substring which would replace the old substring.
count – the number of times you want to replace the old substring with the new substring. (Optional )

Return Value :
It returns a copy of the string where all occurrences of a substring are replaced with another substring.

Note:

  • If count is not specified then all the occurrences of the old substring are replaced with the new substring.
  • This method returns the copy of the string i.e. it does not change the original string.

Below is the code demonstrating replace() :
Example 1:

Python3

 

 

 

# Python3 program to demonstrate the
# use of replace() method 
string = "geeks for geeks geeks geeks geeks"
 
# Prints the string by replacing all
# geeks by Geeks
print(string.replace("geeks", "Geeks"))
# Prints the string by replacing only
# 3 occurrence of Geeks 
print(string.replace("geeks", "GeeksforGeeks", 3))

Output :

Geeks for Geeks Geeks Geeks Geeks
GeeksforGeeks for GeeksforGeeks GeeksforGeeks geeks geeks

Example 2:

Python3

 

 

 

# Python3 program to demonstrate the
# use of replace() method
string = "geeks for geeks geeks geeks geeks"
# Prints the string by replacing
# e by a
print(string.replace("e", "a"))
# Prints the string by replacing only
# 3 occurrence of ek by a
print(string.replace("ek", "a", 3))

Output:

gaaks for gaaks gaaks gaaks gaaks
geas for geas geas geeks geeks

 

 

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