Java.util.Scanner.findInLine() Method

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Description

The java.util.Scanner.findInLine(String pattern) method attempts to find the next occurrence of a pattern constructed from the specified string, ignoring delimiters.

Declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.Scanner.findInLine() method

public String findInLine(String pattern)

Parameters

  • pattern -- a string specifying the pattern to search for

Return Value

This method returns the text that matched the specified pattern.

Exception

  • IllegalStateException -- if this scanner is closed

Example

The following example shows the usage of java.util.Scanner.findInLine() method.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;

public class ScannerDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      String s = "Hello World! 3+3.0=6";

      // create a new scanner with the specified String Object
      Scanner scanner = new Scanner(s);

      // find a string "World"
      System.out.println("" + scanner.findInLine("World"));

      // print the rest of the string
      System.out.println("" + scanner.nextLine());

      // close the scanner
      scanner.close();
   }
}

Let us compile and run the above program, this will produce the following result:

World
! 3+3.0=6



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