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It’s always helpful to have an easy method method on strings to remove trailing or leading whitespace and the
Whitespace can anything such as spaces, tabs, no-break spaces, LF (line feeds), CR (carriage returns), etc.
Let’s quickly go over how to use it.
String.trim method is used to remove the whitespace from both ends of a string.
An example of how to use it is shown below 🙈
let reptilianString = " 🐊🐊🐊🐊 "; console.log(reptilianString.trim()); // 🐊🐊🐊🐊
If we want to remove the whitespace only from the front but not from rear or vice-versa, we can also use the following methods.
trimStart() method is used to remove whitespace from the start of a string.
trimLeft() is an alias for
trimEnd() method is used to remove the whitespace from the right end of the string.
Parameters: It does not accept any parameter. Return type: It returns the string without whitespace on the right end.
trimRight() is an alias for
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