adjustl(string) will left adjust a string by removing leading spaces. Spaces are inserted at the end of the string as needed.
Fortran 95 and later
result = adjustl(string)
string- the type shall be
The return value is of type
character and of the same kind as
string where leading spaces are removed and the same number of spaces are inserted on the end of
program test_adjustl character(len=20) :: str = ' gfortran' str = adjustl(str) print *, str end program test_adjustl