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Re: left-trim and right-trim for strings

From: Oliver Scholz
Subject: Re: left-trim and right-trim for strings
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 13:28:07 +0200
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Klaus Berndl <address@hidden> writes:

> left-trim: Removing any leading whitespace from a string.
> right-trim: Removing any trailing whitespace from a string.
> Are there such functions available in elisp or have i to write them
> for myself?

Probably rather a dirty trick, but you could abuse `split-string':

(car (split-string "    Dies ist ein Test." "^[\n\t ]*"))
(car (split-string "Dies ist ein Test.    " "[\n\t ]*$"))

    -- Oliver

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