javascript – how to get the last character of a string?

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How to get the last character of the string:

"linto.yahoo.com."

The last character of this string is "."

How can I find this?

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The Answer 1

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An elegant and short alternative, is the String.prototype.slice method.

Just by:

str.slice(-1);

A negative start index slices the string from length+index, to length, being index -1, the last character is extracted:

"abc".slice(-1); // "c";

The Answer 2

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Use charAt:

The charAt() method returns the character at the specified index in a string.

You can use this method in conjunction with the length property of a string to get the last character in that string.
For example:

const myString = "linto.yahoo.com.";
const stringLength = myString.length; // this will be 16
console.log('lastChar: ', myString.charAt(stringLength - 1)); // this will be the string

The Answer 3

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str.charAt(str.length - 1)

Some browsers allow (as a non-standard extension) you to shorten this to:

str[str.length - 1];

The Answer 4

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You can achieve this using different ways but with different performance,

1. Using bracket notation:

var str = "Test"; var lastLetter = str[str.length - 1];

But it’s not recommended to use brackets. Check the reasons here

2. charAt[index]:

var lastLetter = str.charAt(str.length - 1)

This is readable and fastest among others. It is most recommended way.

3. substring:

str.substring(str.length - 1);

4. slice:

str.slice(-1);

It’s slightly faster than substring.

You can check the performance here

With ES6:

You can use str.endsWith("t");

But it is not supported in IE. Check more details about endsWith here

The Answer 5

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Use substr with parameter -1:

“linto.yahoo.com.”.substr(-1);

equals “.”

Note:

To extract characters from the end of the string, use a negative start number (This does not work in IE 8 and earlier).

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An easy way of doing it is using this 🙂

var word = "waffle"
word.endsWith("e")

The Answer 7

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You can get the last char like this :

var lastChar=yourString.charAt(yourString.length-1);

The Answer 8

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Use the JavaScript charAt function to get a character at a given 0-indexed position. Use length to find out how long the String is. You want the last character so that’s length – 1. Example:

var word = "linto.yahoo.com.";
var last = word.charAt(word.length - 1);
alert('The last character is:' + last);

The Answer 9

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var firstName = "Ada";
var lastLetterOfFirstName = firstName[firstName.length - 1];

The Answer 10

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Try this…

const str = "linto.yahoo.com."
console.log(str.charAt(str.length-1));

The Answer 11

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You can use the following. In this case of last character it’s an overkill but for a substring, its useful:

var word = "linto.yahoo.com.";
var last = ".com.";
if (word.substr(-(last.length)) == last)
alert("its a match");

The Answer 12

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You can use this simple ES6 method

const lastChar = (str) => str.split('').reverse().join(',').replace(',', '')[str.length === str.length + 1 ? 1 : 0];


// example
console.log(lastChar("linto.yahoo.com."));

This will work in every browsers.

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