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花花酱 LeetCode 1392. Longest Happy Prefix

A string is called a happy prefix if is a non-empty prefix which is also a suffix (excluding itself).

Given a string s. Return the longest happy prefix of s .

Return an empty string if no such prefix exists.

Example 1:

Input: s = "level"
Output: "l"
Explanation: s contains 4 prefix excluding itself ("l", "le", "lev", "leve"), and suffix ("l", "el", "vel", "evel"). The largest prefix which is also suffix is given by "l".

Example 2:

Input: s = "ababab"
Output: "abab"
Explanation: "abab" is the largest prefix which is also suffix. They can overlap in the original string.

Example 3:

Input: s = "leetcodeleet"
Output: "leet"

Example 4:

Input: s = "a"
Output: ""


  • 1 <= s.length <= 10^5
  • s contains only lowercase English letters.

Solution: Rolling Hash

Time complexity: O(n) / worst case: O(n^2)
Space complexity: O(1)