This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
* is part of regular expressions, so you will need to escape it with a \ (which again must be escaped because it is part of a string):
Of course, this can be shortened by using the count operator:
See Pattern for more information on regular expressions.