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Posted by john petri on July 01, 2000 at 10:44 AM

> Is there the equivalent in Java, of C/Unix regular expressions? We are rewriting legacy C code in Java. In the C code we kept complex rules on formatting fields in a regular expression and then it was very easy to check if the field value was valid because we called regexp.

> Example: Something in the format of DD:MM:SS.SSS N/S
> would be described in the regular expression as
> "^([0-9]{2}:[0-9]{2}:[0-9]{2}[.][0-9]{3}[NS])$"

> Then it's just a matter of calling regcomp to compare input with the regular expression. Is there an equivalent in Java?

> Thanks in advance!

There are a few regx libs out there. Here's one.


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