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Input text reading

Lubos Komornik

Joined: Mar 27, 2007
Posts: 2
Hello, Could you write me the easiest way how to obtain user input text from console after ENTER key? It must be independent on type of ENTER char, I mean cannot depend if it ends with '\r' or '\n' .

Srikanth Ramu
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Joined: Feb 20, 2007
Posts: 76
you can read the input as given below:

InputStreamReader ir = new InputStreamReader(;

hope this helps
Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 36501
Welcome to the Ranch, Lubos Komornik.

Java 5 introduced a "simple text scanner," called Scanner.
Set up a ScannerIt has lots of methods to read an int, or a double, a word or whole line, from its input. Read fuller details in the link I gave you.

Lubos Komornik

Joined: Mar 27, 2007
Posts: 2
It looks very helpful. thanks
I agree. Here's the link:
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