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From Mike Zatko <mza...@boscovs.com>
Subject Re: [lang] StringUtils.strip
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 21:09:35 GMT
Yep. I misread it as start to end of the String. Thanks.

Charles Hudak wrote:

>The javadoc explicitly says:
>
>"Strips any of a set of characters from the start and end of a String.
>This is similar to String.trim() but allows the characters to be
>stripped to be controlled"
>
>Your characters are neither at the start or end of the string, hence
>nothing happens.
>
>You probably want to do this:
>
>StringUtils.replace(number, "-", "");
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Zatko [mailto:mzatko@boscovs.com <mailto:mzatko@boscovs.com>
>]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 1:50 PM
>To: Jakarta Commons Users List
>Subject: [lang] StringUtils.strip
>
>
>I have a problem with the strip method:
>
>        String number = "610-926-6598";
>        String newNumber = StringUtils.strip(number, "-");
>        System.out.println("newNumber: '" + newNumber + "'");
>
>Output:
>newNumber: '610-926-6598'
>
>According to the JavaDoc, this should strip out the hyphens but it does
>not. A matter of fact I cannot get it to strip anything.
>
>http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/lang/api/org/apache/commons/lang/Strin
>gUtils.html#strip(java.lang.String,%20java.lang.String
><http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/lang/api/org/apache/commons/lang/Stri
>ngUtils.html#strip(java.lang.String,%20java.lang.String> )
>
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