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How to match a format in string using regular expression?


Description:

Below example shows how to match a string pattern with a regular expression. String.matches() method helps to match the string with a regex. Below example checkes weather given string starts with "www" or not.


Code:
package com.myjava.string;

public class MyStrMatches {

    public static void main(String a[]){
    
        String[] str = {"www.java2novice.com", "http://java2novice.com"};
        for(int i=0;i < str.length;i++){
            if(str[i].matches("^www\\.(.+)")){
                System.out.println(str[i]+" Starts with 'www'");
            } else {
                System.out.println(str[i]+" is not starts with 'www'");
            }
        }
    }
}

Example Output

www.java2novice.com Starts with 'www'
http://java2novice.com is not starts with 'www'

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