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Thread: Reading String Input?

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    Default Reading String Input?

    So the other day I thought I might go ahead and try to make a few simple programs to see if anything I have done is soaking in. I did a few math ones, which were easy enough, but then I tried to do a password program. It was easy enough to write, but the thing is I could only do it with numbers. Although thats alright, I was aiming to do one with Strings rather than ints. Thing is I have no idea how to take the input of a String like an int would (readInt). Heres my short password program involving just ints if it helps any:

    package OtherStuff;
    import acm.program.ConsoleProgram;
    import java.util.*;
    public class stringPassword extends ConsoleProgram {
    public void run() {
    	int password = 2256;
    		while (true) {
    			int input = readInt("Enter a password: ");
    			if (input == password) {
    				println("Password accepted");
    			if (input != password) {
    				println("Password not accepted\n");

    So all in all, how can I take the input of a String and use it in the same way I use ints in the code above?

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    Default Re: Reading String Input?

    To turn a string into an integer:

    All other primitive data types have similar methods.

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