Working with Matcher.end() method in Java Regular Expressions

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The offset value after the last character is matched from the sequence according to the regex is returned by the method java.util.regex.Matcher.end(). This method requires no arguments. If no match occurs or if the match operation fails then the IllegalStateException is thrown.

A program that demonstrates the method Matcher.end() Java regular expressions is given as follows:

Example

 Live Demo

import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;
public class Demo {
   public static void main(String args[]) {
      Pattern p = Pattern.compile("(a*b)");
      Matcher m = p.matcher("caaabccaab");
      System.out.println("The input string is: caaabccaab");
      System.out.println("The Regex is: (a*b)");
      System.out.println();
      while (m.find()) {
         System.out.println("Index: " + m.end());
      }
   }
}

Output

The input string is: caaabccaab
The Regex is: (a*b)
Index: 5
Index: 10

Now let us understand the above program.

The subsequence “(a*b)” is searched in the string sequence "caaabccaab". The find() method is used to find if the subsequence is in the input sequence and the offset value after the last character is matched is printed using the end() method. A code snippet which demonstrates this is as follows:

Pattern p = Pattern.compile("(a*b)");
Matcher m = p.matcher("caaabccaab");
System.out.println("The input string is: caaabccaab");
System.out.println("The Regex is: (a*b)");
System.out.println();
while(m.find()) {
   System.out.println("Index: " + m.end());
}
raja
Published on 19-Feb-2019 07:12:55
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