Java String equals() method example.

The equals() method of the String class accepts a String as a parameter and it compares the current string to the specified object. The result is true if and only if the argument is not null and is a String object that represents the same sequence of characters as this object.


Live Demo

import java.lang.*;
public class StringDemo {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      String str1 = new String("sachin tendulkar");
      String str2 = new String("amrood admin");
      String str3 = new String("amrood admin");

      // checking for equality
      boolean retval1 = str2.equals(str1);
      boolean retval2 = str2.equals(str3);

      // prints the return value
      System.out.println("str2 is equal to str1 = " + retval1);
      System.out.println("str2 is equal to str3 = " + retval2);


str2 is equal to str1 = false
str2 is equal to str3 = true

Updated on: 26-Feb-2020


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