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Thread: how do i make my program to....

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    Default how do i make my program to....

    Ask the user for a word to find in the text. Then display all the text in lower case, except for the target word, which should be in upper case. Also display how many times the target word was found.

    can someone give me some direction on how to go about this

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    Default Re: how do i make my program to....

    Hey Andys,

    I'd recommend you have a look a Regex and Java Pattern & Matcher classes. They will allow you to implement a good search method using a simple regex string.

    You can then use this to count matches and reformat your text.


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    Default Re: how do i make my program to....

    This should help you start..

    import java.io.File;
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class WordFinder {
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        public static void main(String[] args) {
            System.out.println("Enter word to find: ");
            Scanner sc = new Scanner(System.in);
            String word = sc.next();
        public static void readFile(String word) {
            // Location of file to read
            File file = new File("data.txt");
            // File reading code

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