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From "Charles Hudak" <>
Subject RE: [lang] StringUtils.strip
Date Tue, 04 May 2004 20:55:38 GMT
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 [ <>
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 + "'");

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.
ngUtils.html#strip(java.lang.String,%20java.lang.String> )


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