Remove Leading/Trailing Whitespace

Description

Remove leading and/or trailing whitespace from character strings.

Usage

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trimws(x, which = c("both", "left", "right"))

Arguments

x

a character vector

which

a character string specifying whether to remove both leading and trailing whitespace (default), or only leading ("left") or trailing ("right"). Can be abbreviated.

Details

For portability, ‘whitespace’ is taken as the character class [ \t\r\n] (space, horizontal tab, line feed, carriage return).

Examples

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x <- "  Some text. "
x
trimws(x)
trimws(x, "l")
trimws(x, "r")

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