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How do I remove a character from a String?

java string char removing char

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#1 dreddooo


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 02:29 PM

How do we remove a character from a string then concat them to form a new word?


  1. User inputs the word "skin"
  2. Program is made to remove character 1 from input
  3. Program reads "skin" then prints out "sin"

I am just not sure what built-in java method to put in my code. Or does Java have one?


Here is how my code looks like right now:

import java.io.*;

public class Nuke2{
	public static void main(String[]args) throws Exception{
		BufferedReader keyboard;
		String oldStr, newStr;

		System.out.println("What's the word?");
		keyboard = new BufferedReader (new InputStreamReader(System.in));
		oldStr = keyboard.readLine();
		newStr = oldStr.removeCharAt(1); //possible new method?


is string.removeCharAt() a built-in java method?

#2 lespauled


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Posted 02 October 2015 - 06:32 AM

You could use the replace method


newStr = oldStr.replace("X","");  // removes all X's from the string.  



The first parameter is a regex, so it's very powerful

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