Java.util.Scanner.skip() Method

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Description

The java.util.Scanner.skip(Pattern pattern) method skips input that matches the specified pattern, ignoring delimiters. This method will skip input if an anchored match of the specified pattern succeeds.If a match to the specified pattern is not found at the current position, then no input is skipped and a NoSuchElementException is thrown.

Declaration

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

public Scanner skip(Pattern pattern)

Parameters

  • pattern -- a string specifying the pattern to skip over

Return Value

This method returns this scanner

Exception

  • NoSuchElementException -- if the specified pattern is not found

  • IllegalStateException -- if this scanner is closed

Example

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

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.*;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;

public class ScannerDemo {

   public static void main(String[] args) {

      String s = "Hello World! 3 + 3.0 = 6.0 true ";

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

      // skip the word that matches the pattern ..llo
      scanner.skip(Pattern.compile("..llo"));

      // print a line of the scanner
      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 = 6.0 true



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