Regular expression tips or resources

Posted on 16th Feb 2014 07:03 pm by admin

Hello! I'm having some issues implementing the appropriate regex patter to eliminate unwanted characters from a string.

Here is a sample string:
Code: String str = "test-hello. me please3, _dog[ -()"; What I need to do is create a regex that will take out all non word characters except for spaces AND strings of type "test-hello" - in other words any string that has word or digit characters followed by a "-" (hyphen) followed by more word or digit characters - this is what is giving me trouble.

What I have right now which is perfect except for the "test-hello" type strings is:
Code: Pattern replace = Pattern.compile("([^\w ])");Matcher matcher = replace.matcher(str);str = matcher.replaceAll(""); The above code removes all non word or digit characters except for spaces but it will obviously still remove the "-" in "test-hello".

I'm not looking for the whole answer of course but any tips or resources I can be pointed to would be greatly appreciated. I'm not familiar with the regex syntax in Java as I am in say PHP.

Thank you!

No comments posted yet

Your Answer:

Login to answer
84 Like 39 Dislike
Previous forums Next forums
Other forums

Replica Bell Ross horloges
[b]Zwitserse replica horloges aaa +[/b] [b][url=]Zwitserse replica horlog

Di alta qualità migliore svizzeri replica orologi Audemars Piguet , Acquista le imitazioni perfette di orologi Audemars Piguet facilmente .
[b][url=]replica orologi di alta qualità[/url][/b] [b][url=http://ww

Forum tutorial
Im a beginner in PHP. Im making a forum(previous questbook, counter and few others) to learn. For no

Roger Vivier los zapatos de 25mm Belle Patente talones de cuero azul claro [d0da] - €198.09 : tiendas Profesional Roger Vivier,
[b][url=]cheap sneakers

TemplatePower & AJAX
Hi all,

I'm currently implementing some AJAX features in my PHP-framework (which is b

Sign up to write
Sign up now if you have flare of writing..
Login   |   Register
Follow Us
Indyaspeak @ Facebook Indyaspeak @ Twitter Indyaspeak @ Google+ Indyaspeak @ Pinterest RSS