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Python - replace last 4 characters in string

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In this article, we would like to show you how to replace last 4 characters in string in Python.

Quick solution:

text = "12345"

size = len(text)      # text length
replacement = "ABCD"  # replace with this

text = text.replace(text[size - 4:], replacement)

print(text)  # 1ABCD

 

Practical example

In this example, we use replace() method to replace last 4 characters in text string.

text = "12345"

print("String before:", text)

size = len(text)      # text length
replacement = "ABCD"  # replace with this

text = text.replace(text[size - 4:], replacement)

print("String after: ", text)  # 1ABCD

Output:

String before: 12345
String after:  1ABCD

Note:

Number of characters to replace (4) and number of characters in replacement don't have to be the same.

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