Groovy - compareToIgnoreCase()


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Compares two strings lexicographically, ignoring case differences.

Syntax

int compareToIgnoreCase(String str)

Parameters

Str – String value for comparison.

Return Value

This method returns a negative integer, zero, or a positive integer as the specified String is greater than, equal to, or less than this String, ignoring case considerations.

Example

Following is an example of the usage of this method −

class Example { 
   static void main(String[] args) { 
      String str1 = "Hello World"; 
      String str2 = "HELLO WORLD"; 
      String str3 = "HELLO World World";
		
      System.out.println(str1.compareToIgnoreCase( str2 )); 
      System.out.println(str2.compareToIgnoreCase( str3 )); 
      System.out.println(str3.compareToIgnoreCase( str1 )); 
   } 
}

When we run the above program, we will get the following result −

0 
-6 
6
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