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Re: trimming a string

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  • Subject: [mg50866] Re: trimming a string
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 01:55:04 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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StringTrim[s_String] := 
  StringJoin @@ (Characters[s] //. {" ", a___} :> {a} //. {a__, " "} :>

somestring = "    Humpty Dumpty   ";




Akos Beleznay wrote:
> I would appreciate if somebody could show me a simple way of trimming a
> string. (I did it a hard way, but suspect an elegant solution.)
> Trim(a_string): returns a copy of a string without leading and trailing
> spaces.
> thanks for your help,
> Akos Beleznay
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