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Thread: Reading lines in files with tabs

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    Default Reading lines in files with tabs

    I've used the scanner class before, and I know how to use the delimiter and all that, but I have come to a problem. For my program to work(it parses data into a text file which is being separated by tabs to specify which object it's using, if that makes sense), I need to be able to grab every integer inside the text file that's being separated.

    I'll show an example:

    This is what's inside the text file
    robert = 30\t 55\t 5005\t 500

    Now I want to print out the numbers separately like this
    robert
    =
    30
    55
    5005
    500

    Any way I can do this?

    I've seen people do it using buffered reader, but in my opinion it's a hassle and takes too much code.


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    Default Re: Reading lines in files with tabs

    How are you using the Scanner class and its methods? Post code that compiles and executes to show your problem. For testing use a String in the code for input instead of having a file.
    String input = "robert = 30\t 55\t 5005\t 500";

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