Java Regex Example - Boundary Matcher [\B] Match


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Description

The Boundary Matcher [\B] matches the non-word boundary.

Example

The following example shows the usage of boundary matcher.

package com.tutorialspoint;

import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;

public class BoundaryMatcherDemo {
   private static final String REGEX = "\\B";
   private static final String INPUT = "Welcome to TutorialsPoint.COM";

   public static void main(String[] args) {
      // create a pattern
      Pattern  pattern = Pattern.compile(REGEX);
      
      // get a matcher object
      Matcher matcher = pattern.matcher(INPUT); 

      while(matcher.find()) {
         //Prints the start index of the match.
         System.out.println("Match String start(): "+matcher.start());
      }
   }
}

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

Match String start(): 1
Match String start(): 2
Match String start(): 3
Match String start(): 4
Match String start(): 5
Match String start(): 6
Match String start(): 9
Match String start(): 12
Match String start(): 13
Match String start(): 14
Match String start(): 15
Match String start(): 16
Match String start(): 17
Match String start(): 18
Match String start(): 19
Match String start(): 20
Match String start(): 21
Match String start(): 22
Match String start(): 23
Match String start(): 24
Match String start(): 27
Match String start(): 28
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