.shift()

Published Jun 18, 2021Updated Jun 9, 2022
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Removes and returns the first element of the array. All subsequent elements will shift down one place.

Syntax

array.shift();

Example

The following example shows how to shift the daysOfWeeks array and remove the first element:

const daysOfWeek = [
'Monday',
'Tuesday',
'Wednesday',
'Thursday',
'Friday',
'Saturday',
'Sunday',
];
const removed = daysOfWeek.shift();
console.log('Removed day:', removed);
console.log('Rest of week:', daysOfWeek);

This will produce the following output:

Removed day: Monday
Rest of week: [ 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday', 'Saturday', 'Sunday' ]

Codebyte Example

The instructions of the alfredoRecipe array are followed by a while loop that prints each step of the recipe to the console:

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