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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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I'm Nataraja Gootooru, programmer by profession and passionate about technologies. All examples given here are as simple as possible to help beginners. The source code is compiled and tested in my dev environment.

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