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Remove all items from a list in Python

If you want to remove all items or elements from a list then you can use List.clear() function. It will empty the list in Python.
my_list = [10, 20, 30, 40, 50]

my_list.clear()

print(my_list)
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Output

[]

Python List.clear() function

In Python List.clear() function is used to remove all the items from the list. It is a function of the list and you can not call this method without using the list variable name.

Syntax

List.clear()

Code Example

items = ["a", "b", "c", "d"]

items.clear()

print(items)

Output

[]

Remove all items from the list using del keyword

You can also use the del keyword to delete all the elements from the list. You just need to pass the beginning and the last index of the list to delete all the items.

Syntax to delete all items from the list

del list[start_index:last_index+1]

Code Example

numbers = [10, 20, 30, 40]

del numbers[0:4]

print(numbers)

Output

[]

Or you can also use the below code where we are using len() function.

numbers = [10, 20, 30, 40]

del numbers[0:len(numbers)]

print(numbers)

Output

[]
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