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Regular Expression in String

paul pavlentey

Joined: Jul 20, 2006
Posts: 10
How regular expression string should look like to find the match in the string of word "amp". I want to use method String.matches(String regex).

Thank you in advance.
Garrett Rowe
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Joined: Jan 17, 2006
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If you want the word amp (i.e. the regular expression doesnt match the amp in stamp or lamp) the you would use:

boolean match = myString.matches("\\bamp\\b");
[ August 28, 2006: Message edited by: Garrett Rowe ]

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