# python – Get the last 4 characters of a string

## The Question :

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I have the following string: "aaaabbbb"

How can I get the last four characters and store them in a string using Python?

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## The Answer 1

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Like this:

>>>mystr = "abcdefghijkl"
>>>mystr[-4:]
'ijkl'



This slices the string’s last 4 characters. The -4 starts the range from the string’s end. A modified expression with [:-4] removes the same 4 characters from the end of the string:

>>>mystr[:-4]
'abcdefgh'



For more information on slicing see this Stack Overflow answer.

## The Answer 2

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str = "aaaaabbbb"
newstr = str[-4:]