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Program: How to remove elements from LinkedList?


Below example shows how to remove or delete an element from LinkedList. LinkedList provides few methods to remove elements, those methods are:

remove(): Retrieves and removes the head (first element) of this list.
remove(index): Removes the element at the specified position in this list.
remove(object): Removes the first occurrence of the specified element from this list, if it is present.
removeFirst(): Removes and returns the first element from this list.
removeFirstOccurrence(object): Removes the first occurrence of the specified element in this list (when traversing the list from head to tail).
removeLast(): Removes and returns the last element from this list.
removeLastOccurrence(object): Removes the last occurrence of the specified element in this list (when traversing the list from head to tail).

package com.java2novice.linkedlist;

import java.util.LinkedList;

public class MyAllRemoveOprs {

	public static void main(String a[]){
		LinkedList<String> arrl = new LinkedList<String>();
		System.out.println("Remov() method:"+arrl.remove());
		System.out.println("After remove() method call:");
		System.out.println("remove(index) method:"+arrl.remove(2));
		System.out.println("After remove(index) method call:");
		System.out.println("Remov(object) method:"+arrl.remove("six"));
		System.out.println("After remove(object) method call:");
		System.out.println("removeFirst() method:"+arrl.removeFirst());
		System.out.println("After removeFirst() method call:");
		System.out.println("removeFirstOccurrence() method:"
		System.out.println("After removeFirstOccurrence() method call:");
		System.out.println("removeLast() method:"+arrl.removeLast());
		System.out.println("After removeLast() method call:");
		System.out.println("removeLastOccurrence() method:"
		System.out.println("After removeLastOccurrence() method call:");

[First, Second, Third, Random, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine]
Remov() method:First
After remove() method call:
[Second, Third, Random, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine]
remove(index) method:Random
After remove(index) method call:
[Second, Third, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine]
Remov(object) method:true
After remove(object) method call:
[Second, Third, four, five, seven, eight, nine]
removeFirst() method:Second
After removeFirst() method call:
[Third, four, five, seven, eight, nine]
removeFirstOccurrence() method:true
After removeFirstOccurrence() method call:
[Third, four, five, seven, nine]
removeLast() method:nine
After removeLast() method call:
[Third, four, five, seven]
removeLastOccurrence() method:true
After removeLastOccurrence() method call:
[Third, four, seven]
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