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Shan Pyong
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Joined: Jul 09, 2006
Posts: 3
Hi,

I have a string like this:
String s="Cat and or dog and and cow or or or and sheep";

Expected string:
String result="Cat and dog and cow or sheep";

I would like to replace patterns like "and and and..." by a single "and" (same for "or"). Similarly, if there is a pattern like "and or.." or "or and or.." in the string, I want that to be replaced with the first word in the pattern. That is, by "and" , "or" respectively.

String s="Cat and or dog";
Output: Cat and dog
String s="cat or and and dog";
Output: cat or dog

Please let me know how to do handle this. Many thanks for your help.
Garrett Rowe
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Joined: Jan 17, 2006
Posts: 1296
This works, but I'm not sure if there's an easier way.


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