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This section shows you how to remove all duplicate white spaces from a specific text file. In this section a program is given as follows for the best illustration for how to remove all duplicate white spaces from the given text file.

Removing duplicate white spaces from a text file

     

This section shows you how to remove all duplicate white spaces from a specific text file. In this section a program is given as follows for the best illustration for how to remove all duplicate white spaces from the given text file. This program reads the file line-by-line for search the duplicate white spaces and replace all duplicate white spaces with the single white space.

Program Result:

This program takes a text file name from which it reads text line-by-line and replaces all duplicate white spaces with a single white spaces for removing all duplicate white spaces from the text file. And finally this program writes the whole string to the file which is without any duplicate white space.

These all operations are performed by the program after checking whether the given is existing or not. If the file does not exist then the whole operations are denied otherwise it performs all the operations efficiently.

Code Description:

DataInputStream:
This is the class of the java.io package which is used to read primitive data types from a specified file.

FileWriter:
This is the class of java.io package which is used to write contents to the specified file in the UTF-8 format.

Here is the code of the program:

import java.util.regex.*;
import java.io.*;

public class RemoveDuplicateSpaceFromFile{
  public static void main(String[] argsthrows IOException{
  BufferedReader bf = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(System.in));
  System.out.print("Enter file name: ");
  String filename = bf.readLine();
  File file = new File(filename);
  if(!filename.endsWith(".txt")){
  System.out.println("Usage: This is not a text file!");
  System.exit(0);
  }
  else if(!file.exists()){
  System.out.println("File not found!");
  System.exit(0);
  }
  FileInputStream fstream = new FileInputStream(filename);
  DataInputStream in = new DataInputStream(fstream);
  BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(in));
  Pattern p;
  Matcher m;
  String afterReplace = "";
  String strLine;
  String inputText = "";
  while ((strLine = br.readLine()) != null){
  System.out.println (strLine);
  inputText = strLine;
  p = Pattern.compile("\\s+");
  m = p.matcher(inputText);
  System.out.println(afterReplace);
  afterReplace = afterReplace + m.replaceAll(" ""\r\n";
  }
  FileWriter fstream1 = new FileWriter(filename);
  BufferedWriter out = new BufferedWriter(fstream1);
  out.write(afterReplace);
  in.close();
  out.close();
  }
}

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Posted on: February 22, 2008

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