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Differentiating between newline escape characters and carriage returns

Abdullah Akbar
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Joined: May 03, 2008
Posts: 2

Dear team,

I am trying to write code for reading files with text content. The problem is that the string values which I have contain both new line escape characters as well as carriage returns. I need to get my strings rid of the carriage returns only and not the new line escape characters. Could some one please help me out here?

System.out.println("START- " + dataString + " -END");
System.out.println();
System.out.println("START- " + dataString.replaceAll("\\n","") + " -END");
System.out.println();
System.out.println("START- " + dataString.replaceAll("\\r", "") + " -END"); --- doesn't work

The output is:


START- Configure synchronization and upload of all processes or specific process
Configure synchronization and upload of all processes or specific process -END

START- Configure synchronization and upload of all processes or specific process Configure synchronization and upload of all processes or specific process -END

START- Configure synchronization and upload of all processes or specific process
Configure synchronization and upload of all processes or specific process -END
Rob Spoor
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Don't escape the \. \r has special meaning (carriage return) in both Java and in regular expressions.


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Campbell Ritchie
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. . . and welcome to the Ranch
Abdullah Akbar
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Joined: May 03, 2008
Posts: 2

Thank you very much Rob and Campbell.


Rob Spoor
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You're welcome.
 
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