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Hi

Is there a way of getting rid of spaces in a string which are larger than one i.e

"L-1011 TriStar.>tri4pak.zip >FS2004 Lockheed         L-1011 TriStar."

would become "L-1011 TriStar.>tri4pak.zip >FS2004 Lockheed L-1011 TriStar."

Thanks

Akbar
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s = s.replaceAll("\\s+", "");
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by:Mayank S
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You can use the replaceAll () method.
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Oops. Sorry, same time ;-)

Perhaps this does exactly what you want - http://www.javaalmanac.com/egs/java.util.regex/RemDupSpace.html
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by:CEHJ
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Sorry - slightly misunderstod that. Try this:

s = s.replaceAll("(\\s)\\s*?", "$1");
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by:Nick_72
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why not just  
s = s.replaceAll("  ", "");  //two spaces in the first argument
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by:akzah
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Hi

mayankeagle the remdup space page, was correct, thanks very much guys. Cehj both of your solutions got rid of all the white spaces.

Akbar
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Then please close the question.
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Sorry (untested). This IS tested and works:

s = s.replaceAll("\\s{2,}?", "");
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...and this also works:

s = s.replaceAll("\\s+", " ");
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