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Joachim Milsom
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Joined: Oct 30, 2002
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Hi,
How do I read in a string entered on the keyboard in java for a simle console program???
cheers,
Joe
Rene Larsen
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Joined: Oct 12, 2001
Posts: 1179

System.in
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Joachim Milsom
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Joined: Oct 30, 2002
Posts: 3
BufferedReader consoleIn = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));

System.out.println("Please enter a player:");
char name[] = String.parse(consoleIn.readLine());
I sort of knew it was System.In and I can work it out for an integer (int option = Integer.parseInt(consoleIn.readLine()) but not for a string. Any help would be great,
Thanks,
Joe
Ilja Preuss
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Ahem, readLine() *is* returning a String...


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Dirk Schreckmann
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In case it's needed, a second ahem:
String myString = consoleIn.readLine() ;
In case it's not yet an oft read resource: The J2SE API Documentation
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