In this tutorial, we’ll seek to understand the process of finding all possible combinations of a string in Python – an important concept in the realm of computer programming.

The tutorial will illustrate this by utilizing Python’s built-in libraries, specifically the **itertools** module.

### Step 1: Understanding Python’s Itertools module

The itertools module is a standard library in Python that consists of several functions that are used in handling iterators. It provides a way of producing complex iterators from simpler ones.

In the context of finding all possible combinations of a string, we will be leveraging the permutations function within this module.

### Step 2: Using the permutations function

The **permutations()** function takes two parameters: the iterable sequence (in this case, the string for which we are seeking the combinations) and the length of each combination.

This function returns all permutations of the input string in the form of tuples which can further be joined to form the resultant strings.

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from itertools import permutations def string_combinations(str): for i in range(1, len(str) + 1): yield from map(''.join, permutations(str, i)) |

### Step 3: Displaying the Results

The function above can be called with a string as the argument to get a generator of all possible combinations of the string. You can iterate over this generator and print each string combination.

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for combo in string_combinations('abc'): print(combo) |

The above Python code will display all the possible combinations of the string ‘abc’.

## Full Code

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from itertools import permutations def string_combinations(str): for i in range(1, len(str) + 1): yield from map(''.join, permutations(str, i)) for combo in string_combinations('abc'): print(combo) |

## Sample Output

a b c ab ac ba bc ca cb abc acb bac bca cab cba

## Conclusion

Python’s powerful **Itertools module** makes it quite simple to find all possible combinations of a string. This functionality can also be extended to other iterable objects, such as lists or range objects, further expanding the versatility of this solution.

Always remember, that the real strength of Python lies in its libraries and modules, which provide a plethora of functions to ease the task of programming.