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Regular Expression

Ajay Divakaran

Joined: Jul 08, 2007
Posts: 22
String s="|-|-|";

Using Pattern and Matcher in java.util.regex.* how do i write a RE
to match one or more occurance of "|-|"
Adam Nace
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Joined: Jul 17, 2006
Posts: 117
What you have to watch out for is that the | has a special meaning in a regex, so you need to escape it. Furthermore, the \ has a special meaning in java, so you have to escape it. So what you should get is this:

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