JAVA - Load string from file

HI, im trying to load words (censor) from a file

this is how i currently load it:
 public String badWords[] = {"xxx", "xxx", "xxx"};
and i can add more by just going ,"newword" inside the {}

but now i have lots of words, i need to load it from a file "badwords.cfg"

can someone provide some really simple code, that i can use?

by the way, i would like not to have to put a number of the amot, so i  can just add another without compiling...

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You can keep the words line-by-line and use BufferedReader
to read line. Example here

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gamerx93Author Commented:
yes, but then how do i load them into an array?
Here is a sample code. It reads lines from a file, and puts each line in a set which is then converted to an array.

BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("badwords.cfg"));
			Set<String> words = new HashSet<String>();
			while (true)
				String line = br.readLine();
				if (line == null)
			String []array = new String[words.size()];
			System.out.println("array = " + Arrays.toString(array));

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If you don't need to edit the text file... the simplest way is using serialize.
The best way is just to treat the file as a List of String:
     public static String getContents(File aFile) {
          StringBuffer contents = new StringBuffer();
          BufferedReader input = null;
          try {
                 InputStreamReader fr=new InputStreamReader(new FileInputStream(aFile),"UTF8");
                input = new BufferedReader( fr );
            String line = null; //not declared within while loop
            while (( line = input.readLine()) != null){
          catch (FileNotFoundException ex) {
          catch (IOException ex){
          finally {
            try {
              if (input!= null) {
            catch (IOException ex) {
          return contents.toString();

//{"xxx", "xxx", "xxx"}; to String Array
String words = getContents(new File("badwords.cfg"));
// Now remove all the control chars
words = words.replaceAll("{", "");
words = words.replaceAll("};", "");
words = words.replaceAll("\"", "");
words = words.replaceAll("\n", "");
// All the chars that are not part of the plan

String badwords[] = words.split("[,]");

** There you go, Hope this example helps.


You don't need to read line by line actually

String[] badWords = fileToString("badwords.cfg").split("[\r\n]");

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