Java.util.Scanner.skip() Method

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Description

The java.util.Scanner.skip(String pattern) method skips input that matches a pattern constructed from the specified string.An invocation of this method of the form skip(pattern) behaves in exactly the same way as the invocation skip(Pattern.compile(pattern)).

Declaration

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

public Scanner skip(String pattern)

Parameters

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

Return Value

This method returns this scanner

Exception

  • 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.*;

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 "Hello"
      scanner.skip("Hello");

      // 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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