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    Default String replacement

    Every example I have found tells me the following should replace brackets with spaces

    		String lineIn = "[10/Feb/2011 15:56:27 -0000]";
    		lineIn.replace('[', ' ');
    		lineIn.replace(']', ' ');
    		System.out.println(lineIn);

    Yet my output is this.
    [10/Feb/2011 15:56:27 -0000]

    Do I really have to build out a regular expression an pattern match these? (BTW I tried that unsuccessfully also).

    I appreciate any help. It doesn't seem like this should be that hard.

    Thanks,

    CTP
    Last edited by helloworld922; February 28th, 2011 at 10:10 PM.


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    Default Re: String replacement

    In java, strings are immutable (i.e. can't be modified/changed). The replace() method for strings actually creates a new string with the characters replaced. Simply assign the result of replace() back into lineIn.

    lineIn = lineIn.replace('[', ' ');
    lineIn = lineIn.replace(']', ' ');

    As a side note please use highlight tags around your code.

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