Removing whitespace from strings in Java

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I have a string like this:

mysz = "name=john age=13 year=2001";

I want to remove the whitespaces in the string. I tried trim() but this removes only whitespaces before and after the whole string. I also tried replaceAll("\\W", "") but then the = also gets removed.

How can I achieve a string with:

mysz2 = "name=johnage=13year=2001"
Dec 30, 2020 in Java by Rajiv
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st.replaceAll("\\s+","") removes all whitespaces and non-visible characters (e.g., tab, \n).


st.replaceAll("\\s+","") and st.replaceAll("\\s","") produce the same result.

The second regex is 20% faster than the first one, but as the number of consecutive spaces increases, the first one performs better than the second one.


Assign the value to a variable, if not used directly:

st = st.replaceAll("\\s+","")
answered Dec 30, 2020 by Gitika
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