Python - split string with more than 1 space between words

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In this article, we would like to show you how to split a string with more than 1 space between words in Python.

Practical example

In this example, we import re module for regular expression (regex), so we can use re.split() method to split the text string with two or more white spaces between words.

import re

text = "split    this        text"

words = re.split(r'\s{2,}', text)

print(words)  # ['split', 'this', 'text']


['split', 'this', 'text']


  • \s - matches any whitespace character (spaces, tabs, line breaks),
  • {2,} - matches two or more of the preceding token (in our case two or more \s).

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