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shankar vembu
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Joined: May 10, 2001
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Hi, I have to search for string patterns in big strings. The pattern as well as the string in question may be noisy meaning they may contain characters that need to be escaped while employing pattern matching using regex. For this reason, when I say String.split(str), I get lot of PatternSyntaxExceptions with messages like "Dangling meta character '?' near index, Unclosed group near index 5446 etc...". Is there any tool or API which takes care of handling these noisy strings while matching patterns using regex.
Regards.
shankar vembu
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Joined: May 10, 2001
Posts: 309
just got carried away, huh. String.indexOf(string) will solve my problem
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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