Go by Example: String Functions

The standard library’s strings package provides many useful string-related functions. Here are some examples to give you a sense of the package.

package main
import (
    s "strings"

We alias fmt.Println to a shorter name as we’ll use it a lot below.

var p = fmt.Println
func main() {

Here’s a sample of the functions available in strings. Since these are functions from the package, not methods on the string object itself, we need pass the string in question as the first argument to the function. You can find more functions in the strings package docs.

    p("Contains:  ", s.Contains("test", "es"))
    p("Count:     ", s.Count("test", "t"))
    p("HasPrefix: ", s.HasPrefix("test", "te"))
    p("HasSuffix: ", s.HasSuffix("test", "st"))
    p("Index:     ", s.Index("test", "e"))
    p("Join:      ", s.Join([]string{"a", "b"}, "-"))
    p("Repeat:    ", s.Repeat("a", 5))
    p("Replace:   ", s.Replace("foo", "o", "0", -1))
    p("Replace:   ", s.Replace("foo", "o", "0", 1))
    p("Split:     ", s.Split("a-b-c-d-e", "-"))
    p("ToLower:   ", s.ToLower("TEST"))
    p("ToUpper:   ", s.ToUpper("test"))
$ go run string-functions.go
Contains:   true
Count:      2
HasPrefix:  true
HasSuffix:  true
Index:      1
Join:       a-b
Repeat:     aaaaa
Replace:    f00
Replace:    f0o
Split:      [a b c d e]
ToLower:    test
ToUpper:    TEST

Next example: String Formatting.