Class StringGroovyMethods


  • public class StringGroovyMethods
    extends DefaultGroovyMethodsSupport
    This class defines new groovy methods which appear on String-related JDK classes (String, CharSequence, Matcher) inside the Groovy environment. Static methods are used with the first parameter being the destination class, e.g. public static String reverse(String self) provides a reverse() method for String.

    NOTE: While this class contains many 'public' static methods, it is primarily regarded as an internal class (its internal package name suggests this also). We value backwards compatibility of these methods when used within Groovy but value less backwards compatibility at the Java method call level. I.e. future versions of Groovy may remove or move a method call in this file but would normally aim to keep the method available from within Groovy.

    • Constructor Detail

      • StringGroovyMethods

        public StringGroovyMethods()
    • Method Detail

      • asBoolean

        public static boolean asBoolean​(CharSequence string)
        Coerce a string (an instance of CharSequence) to a boolean value. A string is coerced to false if it is of length 0, and to true otherwise.
        Parameters:
        string - the character sequence
        Returns:
        the boolean value
        Since:
        1.7.0
      • asBoolean

        public static boolean asBoolean​(Matcher matcher)
        Coerce a Matcher instance to a boolean value.
        Parameters:
        matcher - the matcher
        Returns:
        the boolean value
        Since:
        1.7.0
      • asType

        public static <T> T asType​(CharSequence self,
                                   Class<T> c)

        Provides a method to perform custom 'dynamic' type conversion to the given class using the as operator.

        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        c - the desired class
        Returns:
        the converted object
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        asType(String, Class)
      • asType

        public static <T> T asType​(String self,
                                   Class<T> c)
        Provides a method to perform custom 'dynamic' type conversion to the given class using the as operator. Example: '123' as Double

        By default, the following types are supported:

        • List
        • BigDecimal
        • BigInteger
        • Long
        • Integer
        • Short
        • Byte
        • Character
        • Double
        • Float
        • File
        • Subclasses of Enum
        If any other type is given, the call is delegated to DefaultGroovyMethods.asType(Object, Class).
        Parameters:
        self - a String
        c - the desired class
        Returns:
        the converted object
        Since:
        1.0
      • bitwiseNegate

        public static Pattern bitwiseNegate​(CharSequence self)
        Turns a CharSequence into a regular expression Pattern
        Parameters:
        self - a String to convert into a regular expression
        Returns:
        the regular expression pattern
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • uncapitalize

        public static String uncapitalize​(CharSequence self)
        Convenience method to uncapitalize the first letter of a CharSequence (typically the first letter of a word). Example usage:
         assert 'H'.uncapitalize() == 'h'
         assert 'Hello'.uncapitalize() == 'hello'
         assert 'Hello world'.uncapitalize() == 'hello world'
         assert 'Hello World'.uncapitalize() == 'hello World'
         assert 'hello world' ==
             'Hello World'.split(' ').collect{ it.uncapitalize() }.join(' ')
         
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to uncapitalize
        Returns:
        A String containing the uncapitalized toString() of the CharSequence
        Since:
        2.4.8
      • capitalize

        public static String capitalize​(CharSequence self)
        Convenience method to capitalize the first letter of a CharSequence (typically the first letter of a word). Example usage:
         assert 'h'.capitalize() == 'H'
         assert 'hello'.capitalize() == 'Hello'
         assert 'hello world'.capitalize() == 'Hello world'
         assert 'Hello World' ==
             'hello world'.split(' ').collect{ it.capitalize() }.join(' ')
         
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to capitalize
        Returns:
        A String containing the capitalized toString() of the CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • center

        public static String center​(CharSequence self,
                                    Number numberOfChars)
        Pad a CharSequence to a minimum length specified by numberOfChars by adding the space character around it as many times as needed so that it remains centered. If the String is already the same size or bigger than the target numberOfChars, then the original String is returned. An example:
         ['A', 'BB', 'CCC', 'DDDD'].each{ println '|' + it.center(6) + '|' }
         
        will produce output like:
         |  A   |
         |  BB  |
         | CCC  |
         | DDDD |
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        numberOfChars - the total minimum number of characters of the result
        Returns:
        the centered toString() of this CharSequence with padded characters around it
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • center

        public static String center​(CharSequence self,
                                    Number numberOfChars,
                                    CharSequence padding)
        Pad a CharSequence to a minimum length specified by numberOfChars, appending the supplied padding CharSequence around the original as many times as needed keeping it centered. If the String is already the same size or bigger than the target numberOfChars, then the original String is returned. An example:
         ['A', 'BB', 'CCC', 'DDDD'].each{ println '|' + it.center(6, '+') + '|' }
         
        will produce output like:
         |++A+++|
         |++BB++|
         |+CCC++|
         |+DDDD+|
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        numberOfChars - the total minimum number of characters of the resulting CharSequence
        padding - the characters used for padding
        Returns:
        the centered toString() of this CharSequence with padded characters around it
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • contains

        public static boolean contains​(CharSequence self,
                                       CharSequence text)
        Provide an implementation of contains() like Collection.contains(Object) to make CharSequences more polymorphic.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        text - the CharSequence to look for
        Returns:
        true if this CharSequence contains the given text
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • count

        public static int count​(CharSequence self,
                                CharSequence text)
        Count the number of occurrences of a sub CharSequence.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        text - a sub CharSequence
        Returns:
        the number of occurrences of the given CharSequence inside this CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • denormalize

        public static String denormalize​(CharSequence self)
        Return a CharSequence with lines (separated by LF, CR/LF, or CR) terminated by the platform specific line separator.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        Returns:
        the denormalized toString() of this CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • drop

        public static CharSequence drop​(CharSequence self,
                                        int num)
        Drops the given number of chars from the head of this CharSequence if they are available.
             def text = "Groovy"
             assert text.drop( 0 ) == 'Groovy'
             assert text.drop( 2 ) == 'oovy'
             assert text.drop( 7 ) == ''
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - the number of characters to drop from this String
        Returns:
        a CharSequence consisting of all characters except the first num ones, or else an empty String, if this CharSequence has less than num characters.
        Since:
        1.8.1
      • drop

        public static String drop​(GString self,
                                  int num)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method.
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        num - the number of characters to drop from this GString
        Returns:
        a String consisting of all characters except the first num ones, or else an empty String, if the toString() of this GString has less than num characters.
        Since:
        2.3.7
        See Also:
        drop(String, int)
      • drop

        public static String drop​(String self,
                                  int num)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method.
        Parameters:
        self - the original String
        num - the number of characters to drop from this String
        Returns:
        a String consisting of all characters except the first num ones, or else an empty String, if the String has less than num characters.
        Since:
        2.5.5
        See Also:
        drop(CharSequence, int)
      • dropWhile

        public static String dropWhile​(CharSequence self,
                                       Closure condition)
        Create a suffix of the given CharSequence by dropping as many characters as possible from the front of the original CharSequence such that calling the given closure condition evaluates to true when passed each of the dropped characters.

         def text = "Groovy"
         assert text.dropWhile{ false } == 'Groovy'
         assert text.dropWhile{ true } == ''
         assert text.dropWhile{ it < 'Z' } == 'roovy'
         assert text.dropWhile{ it != 'v' } == 'vy'
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        condition - the closure that while continuously evaluating to true will cause us to drop elements from the front of the original CharSequence
        Returns:
        the shortest suffix of the given CharSequence such that the given closure condition evaluates to true for each element dropped from the front of the CharSequence
        Since:
        2.0.0
      • dropWhile

        public static String dropWhile​(GString self,
                                       Closure condition)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method.
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        condition - the closure that while continuously evaluating to true will cause us to drop elements from the front of the original GString
        Returns:
        the shortest suffix of the given GString such that the given closure condition evaluates to true for each element dropped from the front of the CharSequence
        Since:
        2.3.7
        See Also:
        dropWhile(CharSequence, groovy.lang.Closure)
      • eachLine

        public static <T> T eachLine​(CharSequence self,
                                     Closure<T> closure)
                              throws IOException
        Iterates through this CharSequence line by line. Each line is passed to the given 1 or 2 arg closure. If a 2 arg closure is found the line count is passed as the second argument.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        closure - a closure
        Returns:
        the last value returned by the closure
        Throws:
        IOException - if an error occurs
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • eachLine

        public static <T> T eachLine​(CharSequence self,
                                     int firstLine,
                                     Closure<T> closure)
                              throws IOException
        Iterates through this CharSequence line by line. Each line is passed to the given 1 or 2 arg closure. If a 2 arg closure is found the line count is passed as the second argument.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        firstLine - the line number value used for the first line (default is 1, set to 0 to start counting from 0)
        closure - a closure (arg 1 is line, optional arg 2 is line number)
        Returns:
        the last value returned by the closure
        Throws:
        IOException - if an error occurs
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • collectReplacements

        public static String collectReplacements​(String orig,
                                                 Closure<String> transform)
        Iterate through this String a character at a time collecting either the original character or a transformed replacement String. The transform Closure should return null to indicate that no transformation is required for the given character.

         assert "Groovy".collectReplacements{ it == 'o' ? '_O_' : null } == 'Gr_O__O_vy'
         assert "Groovy".collectReplacements{ it.equalsIgnoreCase('O') ? '_O_' : null } == 'Gr_O__O_vy'
         assert "Groovy".collectReplacements{ char c -> c == 'o' ? '_O_' : null } == 'Gr_O__O_vy'
         assert "Groovy".collectReplacements{ Character c -> c == 'o' ? '_O_' : null } == 'Gr_O__O_vy'
         assert "B&W".collectReplacements{ it == '&' ? '&' : null } == 'B&W'
         
        Parameters:
        orig - the original String
        Returns:
        A new string in which all characters that require escaping have been replaced with the corresponding replacements as determined by the transform Closure.
      • eachMatch

        public static <T extends CharSequence> T eachMatch​(T self,
                                                           CharSequence regex,
                                                           Closure closure)
        Process each regex group matched substring of the given CharSequence. If the closure parameter takes one argument, an array with all match groups is passed to it. If the closure takes as many arguments as there are match groups, then each parameter will be one match group.
        Parameters:
        self - the source CharSequence
        regex - a Regex CharSequence
        closure - a closure with one parameter or as much parameters as groups
        Returns:
        the source CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        eachMatch(String, String, groovy.lang.Closure)
      • eachMatch

        public static <T extends CharSequence> T eachMatch​(T self,
                                                           Pattern pattern,
                                                           Closure closure)
        Process each regex group matched substring of the given pattern. If the closure parameter takes one argument, an array with all match groups is passed to it. If the closure takes as many arguments as there are match groups, then each parameter will be one match group.
        Parameters:
        self - the source CharSequence
        pattern - a regex Pattern
        closure - a closure with one parameter or as much parameters as groups
        Returns:
        the source CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        eachMatch(String, java.util.regex.Pattern, groovy.lang.Closure)
      • eachMatch

        public static String eachMatch​(String self,
                                       Pattern pattern,
                                       Closure closure)
        Process each regex group matched substring of the given pattern. If the closure parameter takes one argument, an array with all match groups is passed to it. If the closure takes as many arguments as there are match groups, then each parameter will be one match group.
        Parameters:
        self - the source string
        pattern - a regex Pattern
        closure - a closure with one parameter or as much parameters as groups
        Returns:
        the source string
        Since:
        1.6.1
      • eachMatch

        public static String eachMatch​(String self,
                                       String regex,
                                       Closure closure)
        Process each regex group matched substring of the given string. If the closure parameter takes one argument, an array with all match groups is passed to it. If the closure takes as many arguments as there are match groups, then each parameter will be one match group.
        Parameters:
        self - the source string
        regex - a Regex string
        closure - a closure with one parameter or as much parameters as groups
        Returns:
        the source string
        Since:
        1.6.0
      • expand

        public static String expand​(CharSequence self)
        Expands all tabs into spaces with tabStops of size 8.
        Parameters:
        self - A CharSequence to expand
        Returns:
        The expanded toString() of this CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • expand

        public static String expand​(CharSequence self,
                                    int tabStop)
        Expands all tabs into spaces. If the CharSequence has multiple lines, expand each line - restarting tab stops at the start of each line.
        Parameters:
        self - A CharSequence to expand
        tabStop - The number of spaces a tab represents
        Returns:
        The expanded toString() of this CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • expandLine

        public static String expandLine​(CharSequence self,
                                        int tabStop)
        Expands all tabs into spaces. Assumes the CharSequence represents a single line of text.
        Parameters:
        self - A line to expand
        tabStop - The number of spaces a tab represents
        Returns:
        The expanded toString() of this CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • find

        public static String find​(CharSequence self,
                                  CharSequence regex)
        Finds the first occurrence of a regular expression String within a String. If the regex doesn't match, null will be returned.

        For example, if the regex doesn't match the result is null:

             assert "New York, NY".find(/\d{5}/) == null
         
        If it does match, we get the matching string back:
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(/\d{5}/) == "10292"
         
        If we have capture groups in our expression, we still get back the full match
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(/(\d{5})-?(\d{4})/) == "10292-0098"
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex
        Returns:
        a String containing the matched portion, or null if the regex doesn't match
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        find(CharSequence, java.util.regex.Pattern)
      • find

        public static String find​(CharSequence self,
                                  CharSequence regex,
                                  Closure closure)
        Returns the result of calling a closure with the first occurrence of a regular expression found within a CharSequence. If the regex doesn't match, the closure will not be called and find will return null.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex CharSequence
        closure - the closure that will be passed the full match, plus each of the capturing groups (if any)
        Returns:
        a String containing the result of calling the closure (calling toString() if needed), or null if the regex pattern doesn't match
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        find(CharSequence, java.util.regex.Pattern, groovy.lang.Closure)
      • find

        public static String find​(CharSequence self,
                                  Pattern pattern)
        Finds the first occurrence of a compiled regular expression Pattern within a String. If the pattern doesn't match, null will be returned.

        For example, if the pattern doesn't match the result is null:

             assert "New York, NY".find(~/\d{5}/) == null
         
        If it does match, we get the matching string back:
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(~/\d{5}/) == "10292"
         
        If we have capture groups in our expression, the groups are ignored and we get back the full match:
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(~/(\d{5})-?(\d{4})/) == "10292-0098"
         
        If you need to work with capture groups, then use the closure version of this method or use Groovy's matcher operators or use eachMatch.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the compiled regex Pattern
        Returns:
        a String containing the matched portion, or null if the regex pattern doesn't match
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • find

        public static String find​(CharSequence self,
                                  Pattern pattern,
                                  Closure closure)
        Returns the result of calling a closure with the first occurrence of a compiled regular expression found within a String. If the regex doesn't match, the closure will not be called and find will return null.

        For example, if the pattern doesn't match, the result is null:

             assert "New York, NY".find(~/\d{5}/) { match -> return "-$match-"} == null
         
        If it does match and we don't have any capture groups in our regex, there is a single parameter on the closure that the match gets passed to:
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(~/\d{5}/) { match -> return "-$match-"} == "-10292-"
         
        If we have capture groups in our expression, our closure has one parameter for the match, followed by one for each of the capture groups:
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(~/(\d{5})-?(\d{4})/) { match, zip, plusFour ->
                  assert match == "10292-0098"
                  assert zip == "10292"
                  assert plusFour == "0098"
                  return zip
              } == "10292"
         
        If we have capture groups in our expression, and our closure has one parameter, the closure will be passed an array with the first element corresponding to the whole match, followed by an element for each of the capture groups:
              assert "New York, NY 10292-0098".find(~/(\d{5})-?(\d{4})/) { array ->
                  assert array[0] == "10292-0098"
                  assert array[1] == "10292"
                  assert array[2] == "0098"
                  return array[1]
              } == "10292"
         
        If a capture group is optional, and doesn't match, then the corresponding value for that capture group passed to the closure will be null as illustrated here:
              assert "adsf 233-9999 adsf".find(~/(\d{3})?-?(\d{3})-(\d{4})/) { match, areaCode, exchange, stationNumber ->
                  assert "233-9999" == match
                  assert null == areaCode
                  assert "233" == exchange
                  assert "9999" == stationNumber
                  return "$exchange$stationNumber"
              } == "2339999"
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the compiled regex Pattern
        closure - the closure that will be passed the full match, plus each of the capturing groups (if any)
        Returns:
        a String containing the result of calling the closure (calling toString() if needed), or null if the regex pattern doesn't match
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • findAll

        public static List<String> findAll​(CharSequence self,
                                           CharSequence regex)
        Returns a (possibly empty) list of all occurrences of a regular expression (provided as a CharSequence) found within a CharSequence.

        For example, if the regex doesn't match, it returns an empty list:

         assert "foo".findAll(/(\w*) Fish/) == []
         
        Any regular expression matches are returned in a list, and all regex capture groupings are ignored, only the full match is returned:
         def expected = ["One Fish", "Two Fish", "Red Fish", "Blue Fish"]
         assert "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish".findAll(/(\w*) Fish/) == expected
         
        If you need to work with capture groups, then use the closure version of this method or use Groovy's matcher operators or use eachMatch.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex CharSequence
        Returns:
        a List containing all full matches of the regex within the CharSequence, an empty list will be returned if there are no matches
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        findAll(CharSequence, Pattern)
      • findAll

        public static <T> List<T> findAll​(CharSequence self,
                                          CharSequence regex,
                                          Closure<T> closure)
        Finds all occurrences of a regular expression string within a CharSequence. Any matches are passed to the specified closure. The closure is expected to have the full match in the first parameter. If there are any capture groups, they will be placed in subsequent parameters.

        If there are no matches, the closure will not be called, and an empty List will be returned.

        For example, if the regex doesn't match, it returns an empty list:

         assert "foo".findAll(/(\w*) Fish/) { match, firstWord -> return firstWord } == []
         
        Any regular expression matches are passed to the closure, if there are no capture groups, there will be one parameter for the match:
         assert "I could not, would not, with a fox.".findAll(/.ould/) { match -> "${match}n't"} == ["couldn't", "wouldn't"]
         
        If there are capture groups, the first parameter will be the match followed by one parameter for each capture group:
         def orig = "There's a Wocket in my Pocket"
         assert orig.findAll(/(.)ocket/) { match, firstLetter -> "$firstLetter > $match" } == ["W > Wocket", "P > Pocket"]
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex CharSequence
        closure - will be passed the full match plus each of the capturing groups (if any)
        Returns:
        a List containing all results from calling the closure with each full match (and potentially capturing groups) of the regex within the CharSequence, an empty list will be returned if there are no matches
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        findAll(CharSequence, Pattern, groovy.lang.Closure)
      • findAll

        public static List<String> findAll​(CharSequence self,
                                           Pattern pattern)
        Returns a (possibly empty) list of all occurrences of a regular expression (in Pattern format) found within a CharSequence.

        For example, if the pattern doesn't match, it returns an empty list:

         assert "foo".findAll(~/(\w*) Fish/) == []
         
        Any regular expression matches are returned in a list, and all regex capture groupings are ignored, only the full match is returned:
         def expected = ["One Fish", "Two Fish", "Red Fish", "Blue Fish"]
         assert "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish".findAll(~/(\w*) Fish/) == expected
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the compiled regex Pattern
        Returns:
        a List containing all full matches of the Pattern within the CharSequence, an empty list will be returned if there are no matches
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • findAll

        public static <T> List<T> findAll​(CharSequence self,
                                          Pattern pattern,
                                          Closure<T> closure)
        Finds all occurrences of a compiled regular expression Pattern within a CharSequence. Any matches are passed to the specified closure. The closure is expected to have the full match in the first parameter. If there are any capture groups, they will be placed in subsequent parameters.

        If there are no matches, the closure will not be called, and an empty List will be returned.

        For example, if the pattern doesn't match, it returns an empty list:

         assert "foo".findAll(~/(\w*) Fish/) { match, firstWord -> return firstWord } == []
         
        Any regular expression matches are passed to the closure, if there are no capture groups, there will be one parameter for the match:
         assert "I could not, would not, with a fox.".findAll(~/.ould/) { match -> "${match}n't"} == ["couldn't", "wouldn't"]
         
        If there are capture groups, the first parameter will be the match followed by one parameter for each capture group:
         def orig = "There's a Wocket in my Pocket"
         assert orig.findAll(~/(.)ocket/) { match, firstLetter -> "$firstLetter > $match" } == ["W > Wocket", "P > Pocket"]
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the compiled regex Pattern
        closure - will be passed the full match plus each of the capturing groups (if any)
        Returns:
        a List containing all results from calling the closure with each full match (and potentially capturing groups) of the regex pattern within the CharSequence, an empty list will be returned if there are no matches
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(CharSequence self,
                                   Collection indices)
        Select a List of characters from a CharSequence using a Collection to identify the indices to be selected.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        indices - a Collection of indices
        Returns:
        a String consisting of the characters at the given indices
        Since:
        1.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(CharSequence text,
                                   EmptyRange range)
        Support the range subscript operator for CharSequence or StringBuffer with EmptyRange
        Parameters:
        text - a CharSequence
        range - an EmptyRange
        Returns:
        the empty String
        Since:
        1.5.0
      • getAt

        public static CharSequence getAt​(CharSequence text,
                                         int index)
        Support the subscript operator for CharSequence.
        Parameters:
        text - a CharSequence
        index - the index of the Character to get
        Returns:
        the Character at the given index
        Since:
        1.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(GString text,
                                   int index)
        Support the subscript operator for GString.
        Parameters:
        text - a GString
        index - the index of the Character to get
        Returns:
        the Character at the given index
        Since:
        2.3.7
      • getAt

        public static CharSequence getAt​(CharSequence text,
                                         IntRange range)
        Support the range subscript operator for CharSequence with IntRange
        Parameters:
        text - a CharSequence
        range - an IntRange
        Returns:
        the subsequence CharSequence
        Since:
        1.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(GString text,
                                   IntRange range)
        Support the range subscript operator for GString with IntRange
        Parameters:
        text - a GString
        range - an IntRange
        Returns:
        the String of characters corresponding to the provided range
        Since:
        2.3.7
      • getAt

        public static CharSequence getAt​(CharSequence text,
                                         Range range)
        Support the range subscript operator for CharSequence
        Parameters:
        text - a CharSequence
        range - a Range
        Returns:
        the subsequence CharSequence
        Since:
        1.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(GString text,
                                   Range range)
        Support the range subscript operator for GString
        Parameters:
        text - a GString
        range - a Range
        Returns:
        the String of characters corresponding to the provided range
        Since:
        2.3.7
      • getAt

        public static List getAt​(Matcher self,
                                 Collection indices)
        Select a List of values from a Matcher using a Collection to identify the indices to be selected.
        Parameters:
        self - a Matcher
        indices - a Collection of indices
        Returns:
        a String of the values at the given indices
        Since:
        1.6.0
      • getAt

        public static Object getAt​(Matcher matcher,
                                   int idx)
        Support the subscript operator, e.g. matcher[index], for a regex Matcher.

        For an example using no group match,

            def p = /ab[d|f]/
            def m = "abcabdabeabf" =~ p
            assert 2 == m.count
            assert 2 == m.size() // synonym for m.getCount()
            assert ! m.hasGroup()
            assert 0 == m.groupCount()
            def matches = ["abd", "abf"]
            for (i in 0..<m.count) {
              assert m[i] == matches[i]
            }
         

        For an example using group matches,

            def p = /(?:ab([c|d|e|f]))/
            def m = "abcabdabeabf" =~ p
            assert 4 == m.count
            assert m.hasGroup()
            assert 1 == m.groupCount()
            def matches = [["abc", "c"], ["abd", "d"], ["abe", "e"], ["abf", "f"]]
            for (i in 0..<m.count) {
              assert m[i] == matches[i]
            }
         

        For another example using group matches,

            def m = "abcabdabeabfabxyzabx" =~ /(?:ab([d|x-z]+))/
            assert 3 == m.count
            assert m.hasGroup()
            assert 1 == m.groupCount()
            def matches = [["abd", "d"], ["abxyz", "xyz"], ["abx", "x"]]
            for (i in 0..<m.count) {
              assert m[i] == matches[i]
            }
         
        Parameters:
        matcher - a Matcher
        idx - an index
        Returns:
        object a matched String if no groups matched, list of matched groups otherwise.
        Since:
        1.0
      • matchesPartially

        public static boolean matchesPartially​(Matcher matcher)
        Given a matcher that matches a string against a pattern, this method returns true when the string matches the pattern or if a longer string, could match the pattern. For example:
             def emailPattern = /\w+@\w+\.\w{2,}/
        
             def matcher = "john@doe" =~ emailPattern
             assert matcher.matchesPartially()
        
             matcher = "john@doe.com" =~ emailPattern
             assert matcher.matchesPartially()
        
             matcher = "john@@" =~ emailPattern
             assert !matcher.matchesPartially()
         
        Parameters:
        matcher - the Matcher
        Returns:
        true if more input to the String could make the matcher match the associated pattern, false otherwise.
        Since:
        2.0.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(String text,
                                   int index)
        Support the subscript operator for String.
        Parameters:
        text - a String
        index - the index of the Character to get
        Returns:
        the Character at the given index
        Since:
        1.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(String text,
                                   IntRange range)
        Support the range subscript operator for String with IntRange
        Parameters:
        text - a String
        range - an IntRange
        Returns:
        the resulting String
        Since:
        1.0
      • getAt

        public static String getAt​(String text,
                                   Range range)
        Support the range subscript operator for String
        Parameters:
        text - a String
        range - a Range
        Returns:
        a substring corresponding to the Range
        Since:
        1.0
      • getChars

        public static char[] getChars​(CharSequence self)
        Converts the given CharSequence into an array of characters.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        an array of characters
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • getCount

        public static int getCount​(Matcher matcher)
        Find the number of Strings matched to the given Matcher.
        Parameters:
        matcher - a Matcher
        Returns:
        int the number of Strings matched to the given matcher.
        Since:
        1.0
      • hasGroup

        public static boolean hasGroup​(Matcher matcher)
        Check whether a Matcher contains a group or not.
        Parameters:
        matcher - a Matcher
        Returns:
        boolean true if matcher contains at least one group.
        Since:
        1.0
      • isAllWhitespace

        public static boolean isAllWhitespace​(CharSequence self)
        True if a CharSequence only contains whitespace characters.
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to check the characters in
        Returns:
        true If all characters are whitespace characters
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isBigDecimal

        public static boolean isBigDecimal​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as a BigDecimal.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isBigInteger

        public static boolean isBigInteger​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as a BigInteger.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isCase

        public static boolean isCase​(CharSequence caseValue,
                                     Object switchValue)
        'Case' implementation for a CharSequence, which uses equals between the toString() of the caseValue and the switchValue. This allows CharSequence values to be used in switch statements. For example:
         switch( str ) {
           case 'one' :
           // etc...
         }
         
        Note that this returns true for the case where both the 'switch' and 'case' operand is null.
        Parameters:
        caseValue - the case value
        switchValue - the switch value
        Returns:
        true if the switchValue's toString() equals the caseValue
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isCase

        public static boolean isCase​(Pattern caseValue,
                                     Object switchValue)
        'Case' implementation for the Pattern class, which allows testing a String against a number of regular expressions. For example:
        switch( str ) {
           case ~/one/ :
             // the regex 'one' matches the value of str
         }
         
        Note that this returns true for the case where both the pattern and the 'switch' values are null.
        Parameters:
        caseValue - the case value
        switchValue - the switch value
        Returns:
        true if the switchValue is deemed to match the caseValue
        Since:
        1.0
      • isDouble

        public static boolean isDouble​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as a Double.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isFloat

        public static boolean isFloat​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as a Float.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isInteger

        public static boolean isInteger​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as an Integer.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isLong

        public static boolean isLong​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as a Long.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • isNumber

        public static boolean isNumber​(CharSequence self)
        Determine if a CharSequence can be parsed as a Number. Synonym for 'isBigDecimal()'.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence can be parsed
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        isBigDecimal(CharSequence)
      • iterator

        public static Iterator iterator​(Matcher matcher)
        Returns an Iterator which traverses each match.
        Parameters:
        matcher - a Matcher object
        Returns:
        an Iterator for a Matcher
        Since:
        1.0
        See Also:
        Matcher.group()
      • leftShift

        public static StringBuilder leftShift​(CharSequence self,
                                              Object value)
        Overloads the left shift operator to provide an easy way to append multiple objects as string representations to a CharSequence.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        value - an Object
        Returns:
        a StringBuilder built from this CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • leftShift

        public static StringBuffer leftShift​(String self,
                                             Object value)
        Overloads the left shift operator to provide an easy way to append multiple objects as string representations to a String.
        Parameters:
        self - a String
        value - an Object
        Returns:
        a StringBuffer built from this string
        Since:
        1.0
      • leftShift

        public static StringBuffer leftShift​(StringBuffer self,
                                             Object value)
        Overloads the left shift operator to provide an easy way to append multiple objects as string representations to a StringBuffer.
        Parameters:
        self - a StringBuffer
        value - a value to append
        Returns:
        the StringBuffer on which this operation was invoked
        Since:
        1.0
      • leftShift

        public static StringBuilder leftShift​(StringBuilder self,
                                              Object value)
        Overloads the left shift operator to provide syntactic sugar for appending to a StringBuilder.
        Parameters:
        self - a StringBuilder
        value - an Object
        Returns:
        the original StringBuilder
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • matches

        public static boolean matches​(CharSequence self,
                                      Pattern pattern)
        Tells whether or not a CharSequence matches the given compiled regular expression Pattern.
        Parameters:
        self - the CharSequence that is to be matched
        pattern - the regex Pattern to which the string of interest is to be matched
        Returns:
        true if the CharSequence matches
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        String.matches(String)
      • minus

        public static String minus​(CharSequence self,
                                   Object target)
        Remove a part of a CharSequence by replacing the first occurrence of target within self with '' and returns the result.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        target - an object representing the part to remove
        Returns:
        a String containing the original minus the part to be removed
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • minus

        public static String minus​(CharSequence self,
                                   Pattern pattern)
        Remove a part of a CharSequence. This replaces the first occurrence of the pattern within self with '' and returns the result.
        Parameters:
        self - a String
        pattern - a Pattern representing the part to remove
        Returns:
        a String minus the part to be removed
        Since:
        2.2.0
      • multiply

        public static String multiply​(CharSequence self,
                                      Number factor)
        Repeat a CharSequence a certain number of times.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence to be repeated
        factor - the number of times the CharSequence should be repeated
        Returns:
        a String composed of a repetition
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if the number of repetitions is < 0
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • next

        public static String next​(CharSequence self)
        This method is called by the ++ operator for the class CharSequence. It increments the last character in the given CharSequence. If the last character in the CharSequence is Character.MAX_VALUE a Character.MIN_VALUE will be appended. The empty CharSequence is incremented to a string consisting of the character Character.MIN_VALUE.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a value obtained by incrementing the toString() of the CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • normalize

        public static String normalize​(CharSequence self)
        Return a String with linefeeds and carriage returns normalized to linefeeds.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        Returns:
        the normalized toString() for the CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • padLeft

        public static String padLeft​(CharSequence self,
                                     Number numberOfChars)
        Pad a CharSequence to a minimum length specified by numberOfChars by adding the space character to the left as many times as needed. If the String is already the same size or bigger than the target numberOfChars, then the original String is returned. An example:
         println 'Numbers:'
         [1, 10, 100, 1000].each{ println it.toString().padLeft(5) }
         
        will produce output like:
         Numbers:
             1
            10
           100
          1000
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        numberOfChars - the total minimum number of characters of the resulting CharSequence
        Returns:
        the CharSequence padded to the left as a String
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        padLeft(CharSequence, Number, CharSequence)
      • padLeft

        public static String padLeft​(CharSequence self,
                                     Number numberOfChars,
                                     CharSequence padding)
        Pad a CharSequence to a minimum length specified by numberOfChars, adding the supplied padding CharSequence as many times as needed to the left. If the CharSequence is already the same size or bigger than the target numberOfChars, then the toString() of the original CharSequence is returned. An example:
         println 'Numbers:'
         [1, 10, 100, 1000].each{ println it.toString().padLeft(5, '*') }
         [2, 20, 200, 2000].each{ println it.toString().padLeft(5, '*_') }
         
        will produce output like:
         Numbers:
         ****1
         ***10
         **100
         *1000
         *_*_2
         *_*20
         *_200
         *2000
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        numberOfChars - the total minimum number of characters of the resulting CharSequence
        padding - the characters used for padding
        Returns:
        the CharSequence padded to the left as a String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • padRight

        public static String padRight​(CharSequence self,
                                      Number numberOfChars)
        Pad a CharSequence to a minimum length specified by numberOfChars by adding the space character to the right as many times as needed. If the CharSequence is already the same size or bigger than the target numberOfChars, then the toString() of the original CharSequence is returned. An example:
         ['A', 'BB', 'CCC', 'DDDD'].each{ println it.padRight(5) + it.size() }
         
        will produce output like:
         A    1
         BB   2
         CCC  3
         DDDD 4
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        numberOfChars - the total minimum number of characters of the resulting string
        Returns:
        the CharSequence padded to the right as a String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • padRight

        public static String padRight​(CharSequence self,
                                      Number numberOfChars,
                                      CharSequence padding)
        Pad a CharSequence to a minimum length specified by numberOfChars, adding the supplied padding CharSequence as many times as needed to the right. If the CharSequence is already the same size or bigger than the target numberOfChars, then the toString() of the original CharSequence is returned. An example:
         ['A', 'BB', 'CCC', 'DDDD'].each{ println it.padRight(5, '#') + it.size() }
         
        will produce output like:
         A####1
         BB###2
         CCC##3
         DDDD#4
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        numberOfChars - the total minimum number of characters of the resulting CharSequence
        padding - the characters used for padding
        Returns:
        the CharSequence padded to the right as a String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • plus

        public static String plus​(CharSequence left,
                                  Object value)
        Appends the String representation of the given operand to this CharSequence.
        Parameters:
        left - a CharSequence
        value - any Object
        Returns:
        the original toString() of the CharSequence with the object appended
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • plus

        public static String plus​(Number value,
                                  String right)
        Appends a String to the string representation of this number.
        Parameters:
        value - a Number
        right - a String
        Returns:
        a String
        Since:
        1.0
      • plus

        public static String plus​(String left,
                                  CharSequence value)
        Appends the String representation of the given operand to this string.
        Parameters:
        left - a String
        value - any CharSequence
        Returns:
        the new string with the object appended
        Since:
        2.2
      • plus

        public static String plus​(StringBuffer left,
                                  String value)
        Appends a String to this StringBuffer.
        Parameters:
        left - a StringBuffer
        value - a String
        Returns:
        a String
        Since:
        1.0
      • previous

        public static String previous​(CharSequence self)
        This method is called by the -- operator for the class CharSequence. It decrements the last character in the given CharSequence. If the last character in the CharSequence is Character.MIN_VALUE it will be deleted. The empty CharSequence can't be decremented.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a String with a decremented character at the end
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • putAt

        public static void putAt​(StringBuffer self,
                                 EmptyRange range,
                                 Object value)
        Support the range subscript operator for StringBuffer.
        Parameters:
        self - a StringBuffer
        range - a Range
        value - the object that's toString() will be inserted
        Since:
        1.0
      • putAt

        public static void putAt​(StringBuffer self,
                                 IntRange range,
                                 Object value)
        Support the range subscript operator for StringBuffer. Index values are treated as characters within the buffer.
        Parameters:
        self - a StringBuffer
        range - a Range
        value - the object that's toString() will be inserted
        Since:
        1.0
      • readLines

        public static List<String> readLines​(CharSequence self)
        Return the lines of a CharSequence as a List of String.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence object
        Returns:
        a list of lines
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • replaceAll

        public static String replaceAll​(CharSequence self,
                                        CharSequence regex,
                                        CharSequence replacement)
        Replaces each substring of this CharSequence that matches the given regular expression with the given replacement.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex
        replacement - the string to be substituted for each match
        Returns:
        the toString() of the CharSequence with content replaced
        Throws:
        PatternSyntaxException - if the regular expression's syntax is invalid
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        String.replaceAll(String, String)
      • replaceAll

        public static String replaceAll​(CharSequence self,
                                        CharSequence regex,
                                        Closure closure)
        Replaces all occurrences of a captured group by the result of calling a closure on that text.

        Examples:

             assert "hello world".replaceAll("(o)") { it[0].toUpperCase() } == "hellO wOrld"
        
             assert "foobar-FooBar-".replaceAll("(([fF][oO]{2})[bB]ar)", { Object[] it -> it[0].toUpperCase() }) == "FOOBAR-FOOBAR-"
        
             // Here,
             //   it[0] is the global string of the matched group
             //   it[1] is the first string in the matched group
             //   it[2] is the second string in the matched group
        
             assert "foobar-FooBar-".replaceAll("(([fF][oO]{2})[bB]ar)", { x, y, z -> z.toUpperCase() }) == "FOO-FOO-"
        
             // Here,
             //   x is the global string of the matched group
             //   y is the first string in the matched group
             //   z is the second string in the matched group
         
        Note that unlike String.replaceAll(String regex, String replacement), where the replacement string treats '$' and '\' specially (for group substitution), the result of the closure is converted to a string and that value is used literally for the replacement.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex
        closure - the closure to apply on each captured group
        Returns:
        the toString() of the CharSequence with content replaced
        Throws:
        PatternSyntaxException - if the regular expression's syntax is invalid
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        replaceAll(CharSequence, java.util.regex.Pattern, groovy.lang.Closure)
      • replaceAll

        public static String replaceAll​(CharSequence self,
                                        Pattern pattern,
                                        CharSequence replacement)
        Replaces all substrings of a CharSequence that match the given compiled regular expression with the given replacement.

        Note that backslashes (\) and dollar signs ($) in the replacement string may cause the results to be different than if it were being treated as a literal replacement string; see Matcher.replaceAll(java.lang.String). Use Matcher.quoteReplacement(java.lang.String) to suppress the special meaning of these characters, if desired.

         assert "foo".replaceAll('o', 'X') == 'fXX'
         
        Parameters:
        self - the CharSequence that is to be matched
        pattern - the regex Pattern to which the CharSequence of interest is to be matched
        replacement - the CharSequence to be substituted for the first match
        Returns:
        The resulting String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • replaceAll

        public static String replaceAll​(CharSequence self,
                                        Pattern pattern,
                                        Closure closure)
        Replaces all occurrences of a captured group by the result of a closure call on that text.

        For examples,

             assert "hello world".replaceAll(~"(o)") { it[0].toUpperCase() } == "hellO wOrld"
        
             assert "foobar-FooBar-".replaceAll(~"(([fF][oO]{2})[bB]ar)", { it[0].toUpperCase() }) == "FOOBAR-FOOBAR-"
        
             // Here,
             //   it[0] is the global string of the matched group
             //   it[1] is the first string in the matched group
             //   it[2] is the second string in the matched group
        
             assert "foobar-FooBar-".replaceAll(~"(([fF][oO]{2})[bB]ar)", { Object[] it -> it[0].toUpperCase() }) == "FOOBAR-FOOBAR-"
        
             // Here,
             //   it[0] is the global string of the matched group
             //   it[1] is the first string in the matched group
             //   it[2] is the second string in the matched group
        
             assert "foobar-FooBar-".replaceAll("(([fF][oO]{2})[bB]ar)", { x, y, z -> z.toUpperCase() }) == "FOO-FOO-"
        
             // Here,
             //   x is the global string of the matched group
             //   y is the first string in the matched group
             //   z is the second string in the matched group
         
        Note that unlike String.replaceAll(String regex, String replacement), where the replacement string treats '$' and '\' specially (for group substitution), the result of the closure is converted to a string and that value is used literally for the replacement.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the capturing regex Pattern
        closure - the closure to apply on each captured group
        Returns:
        the toString() of the CharSequence with replaced content
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        Matcher.quoteReplacement(String)
      • replaceFirst

        public static String replaceFirst​(CharSequence self,
                                          CharSequence regex,
                                          CharSequence replacement)
        Replaces the first substring of this CharSequence that matches the given regular expression with the given replacement.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex
        replacement - the CharSequence to be substituted for each match
        Returns:
        a CharSequence with replaced content
        Throws:
        PatternSyntaxException - if the regular expression's syntax is invalid
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        String.replaceFirst(String, String)
      • replaceFirst

        public static String replaceFirst​(CharSequence self,
                                          CharSequence regex,
                                          Closure closure)
        Replaces the first occurrence of a captured group by the result of a closure call on that text.

        For example (with some replaceAll variants thrown in for comparison purposes),

         assert "hello world".replaceFirst("(o)") { it[0].toUpperCase() } == "hellO world" // first match
         assert "hello world".replaceAll("(o)") { it[0].toUpperCase() } == "hellO wOrld" // all matches
        
         assert "one fish, two fish".replaceFirst(/([a-z]{3})\s([a-z]{4})/) { [one:1, two:2][it[1]] + '-' + it[2].toUpperCase() } == '1-FISH, two fish'
         assert "one fish, two fish".replaceAll(/([a-z]{3})\s([a-z]{4})/) { [one:1, two:2][it[1]] + '-' + it[2].toUpperCase() } == '1-FISH, 2-FISH'
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        regex - the capturing regex
        closure - the closure to apply on the first captured group
        Returns:
        a CharSequence with replaced content
        Throws:
        PatternSyntaxException - if the regular expression's syntax is invalid
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • replaceFirst

        public static String replaceFirst​(CharSequence self,
                                          Pattern pattern,
                                          CharSequence replacement)
        Replaces the first substring of a CharSequence that matches the given compiled regular expression with the given replacement.

        Note that backslashes (\) and dollar signs ($) in the replacement string may cause the results to be different than if it were being treated as a literal replacement string; see Matcher.replaceFirst(java.lang.String). Use Matcher.quoteReplacement(java.lang.String) to suppress the special meaning of these characters, if desired.

         assert "foo".replaceFirst('o', 'X') == 'fXo'
         
        Parameters:
        self - the CharSequence that is to be matched
        pattern - the regex Pattern to which the CharSequence of interest is to be matched
        replacement - the CharSequence to be substituted for the first match
        Returns:
        The resulting String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • replaceFirst

        public static String replaceFirst​(CharSequence self,
                                          Pattern pattern,
                                          Closure closure)
        Replaces the first occurrence of a captured group by the result of a closure call on that text.

        For example (with some replaceAll variants thrown in for comparison purposes),

         assert "hellO world" == "hello world".replaceFirst(~"(o)") { it[0].toUpperCase() } // first match
         assert "hellO wOrld" == "hello world".replaceAll(~"(o)") { it[0].toUpperCase() }   // all matches
        
         assert '1-FISH, two fish' == "one fish, two fish".replaceFirst(~/([a-z]{3})\s([a-z]{4})/) { [one:1, two:2][it[1]] + '-' + it[2].toUpperCase() }
         assert '1-FISH, 2-FISH' == "one fish, two fish".replaceAll(~/([a-z]{3})\s([a-z]{4})/) { [one:1, two:2][it[1]] + '-' + it[2].toUpperCase() }
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the capturing regex Pattern
        closure - the closure to apply on the first captured group
        Returns:
        a CharSequence with replaced content
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • replace

        public static String replace​(CharSequence self,
                                     Map<CharSequence,​CharSequence> replacements)
        Replaces all occurrences of replacement CharSequences (supplied via a map) within a provided CharSequence.
         assert 'foobar'.replace(f:'b', foo:'bar') == 'boobar'
         assert 'foobar'.replace(foo:'bar', f:'b') == 'barbar'
         def replacements = [foo:'bar', f:'b', b: 'f', bar:'boo']
         assert 'foobar'.replace(replacements) == 'barfar'
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        replacements - a map of before (key) and after (value) pairs processed in the natural order of the map
        Returns:
        a String formed from the provided CharSequence after performing all of the replacements
      • replace

        public static String replace​(CharSequence self,
                                     int capacity,
                                     Map<CharSequence,​CharSequence> replacements)
        Replaces all occurrences of replacement CharSequences (supplied via a map) within a provided CharSequence with control over the internally created StringBuilder's capacity. This method uses a StringBuilder internally. Java auto-expands a StringBuilder's capacity if needed. In rare circumstances, the overhead involved with repeatedly expanding the StringBuilder may become significant. If you have measured the performance of your application and found this to be a significant bottleneck, use this variant to have complete control over the internally created StringBuilder's capacity.
         assert 'foobar'.replace(9, [r:'rbaz']) == 'foobarbaz'
         assert 'foobar'.replace(1, [fooba:'']) == 'r'
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        capacity - an optimization parameter, set to size after replacements or a little larger to avoid resizing overheads
        replacements - a map of before (key) and after (value) pairs processed in the natural order of the map
        Returns:
        a String formed from the provided CharSequence after performing all of the replacements
      • reverse

        public static String reverse​(CharSequence self)
        Creates a String which is the reverse (backwards) of this CharSequence
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a new String with all the characters reversed.
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • setIndex

        public static void setIndex​(Matcher matcher,
                                    int idx)
        Set the position of the given Matcher to the given index.
        Parameters:
        matcher - a Matcher
        idx - the index number
        Since:
        1.0
      • size

        public static int size​(CharSequence text)
        Provide the standard Groovy size() method for CharSequence.
        Parameters:
        text - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        the length of the CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • size

        public static long size​(Matcher self)
        Provide the standard Groovy size() method for Matcher.
        Parameters:
        self - a matcher object
        Returns:
        the matcher's size (count)
        Since:
        1.5.0
      • size

        public static int size​(String text)
        Provide the standard Groovy size() method for String.
        Parameters:
        text - a String
        Returns:
        the length of the String
        Since:
        1.0
      • size

        public static int size​(StringBuffer buffer)
        Provide the standard Groovy size() method for StringBuffer.
        Parameters:
        buffer - a StringBuffer
        Returns:
        the length of the StringBuffer
        Since:
        1.0
      • split

        public static String[] split​(CharSequence self)
        Convenience method to split a CharSequence (with whitespace as delimiter). Similar to tokenize, but returns an Array of String instead of a List.
        Parameters:
        self - the CharSequence to split
        Returns:
        String[] result of split
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • splitEachLine

        public static <T> T splitEachLine​(CharSequence self,
                                          Pattern pattern,
                                          Closure<T> closure)
        Iterates through the given CharSequence line by line, splitting each line using the given separator Pattern. The list of tokens for each line is then passed to the given closure.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        pattern - the regular expression Pattern for the delimiter
        closure - a closure
        Returns:
        the last value returned by the closure
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • stripIndent

        public static String stripIndent​(CharSequence self)
        Strip leading spaces from every line in a CharSequence. The line with the least number of leading spaces determines the number to remove. Lines only containing whitespace are ignored when calculating the number of leading spaces to strip.
         assert '  A\n B\nC' == '   A\n  B\n C'.stripIndent()
         
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to strip the leading spaces from
        Returns:
        the stripped toString() of the CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • stripIndent

        public static String stripIndent​(CharSequence self,
                                         int numChars)
        Strip numChar leading characters from every line in a CharSequence.
         assert 'DEF\n456' == '''ABCDEF\n123456'''.stripIndent(3)
         
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to strip the characters from
        numChars - The number of characters to strip
        Returns:
        the stripped String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • stripMargin

        public static String stripMargin​(CharSequence self)
        Strip leading whitespace/control characters followed by '|' from every line in a CharSequence.
         assert 'ABC\n123\n456' == '''ABC
                                     |123
                                     |456'''.stripMargin()
         
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to strip the margin from
        Returns:
        the stripped String
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        stripMargin(CharSequence, char)
      • stripMargin

        public static String stripMargin​(CharSequence self,
                                         char marginChar)
        Strip leading whitespace/control characters followed by marginChar from every line in a CharSequence.
         assert 'ABC\n123\n456' == '''ABC
                                     *123
                                     *456'''.stripMargin('*')
         
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to strip the margin from
        marginChar - Any character that serves as margin delimiter
        Returns:
        the stripped String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • stripMargin

        public static String stripMargin​(CharSequence self,
                                         CharSequence marginChar)
        Strip leading whitespace/control characters followed by marginChar from every line in a CharSequence.
        Parameters:
        self - The CharSequence to strip the margin from
        marginChar - Any character that serves as margin delimiter
        Returns:
        the stripped CharSequence
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • take

        public static CharSequence take​(CharSequence self,
                                        int num)
        Returns the first num elements from this CharSequence.
         def text = "Groovy"
         assert text.take( 0 ) == ''
         assert text.take( 2 ) == 'Gr'
         assert text.take( 7 ) == 'Groovy'
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - the number of chars to take from this CharSequence
        Returns:
        a CharSequence consisting of the first num chars, or else the whole CharSequence if it has less then num elements.
        Since:
        1.8.1
      • take

        public static String take​(GString self,
                                  int num)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method.
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        num - the number of chars to take from this GString
        Returns:
        a String consisting of the first num chars, or else the whole GString if it has less then num elements.
        Since:
        2.3.7
      • take

        public static String take​(String self,
                                  int num)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method.
        Parameters:
        self - the original String
        num - the number of chars to take from this String
        Returns:
        a String consisting of the first num chars, or else the whole String if it has less then num elements.
        Since:
        2.5.5
      • takeWhile

        public static String takeWhile​(CharSequence self,
                                       Closure condition)
        Returns the longest prefix of this CharSequence where each element passed to the given closure evaluates to true.

         def text = "Groovy"
         assert text.takeWhile{ it < 'A' } == ''
         assert text.takeWhile{ it < 'Z' } == 'G'
         assert text.takeWhile{ it != 'v' } == 'Groo'
         assert text.takeWhile{ it < 'z' } == 'Groovy'
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        condition - the closure that must evaluate to true to continue taking elements
        Returns:
        a prefix of elements in the CharSequence where each element passed to the given closure evaluates to true
        Since:
        2.0.0
      • takeWhile

        public static String takeWhile​(GString self,
                                       Closure condition)
        A GString variant of the equivalent GString method.
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        condition - the closure that must evaluate to true to continue taking elements
        Returns:
        a prefix of elements in the GString where each element passed to the given closure evaluates to true
        Since:
        2.3.7
      • toBigDecimal

        public static BigDecimal toBigDecimal​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into a BigDecimal
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a BigDecimal
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toBigInteger

        public static BigInteger toBigInteger​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into a BigInteger
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a BigInteger
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toBoolean

        public static Boolean toBoolean​(String self)
        Converts the given string into a Boolean object. If the trimmed string is "true", "y" or "1" (ignoring case) then the result is true otherwise it is false.
        Parameters:
        self - a String
        Returns:
        The Boolean value
        Since:
        1.0
      • toCharacter

        public static Character toCharacter​(String self)
        Converts the given string into a Character object using the first character in the string.
        Parameters:
        self - a String
        Returns:
        the first Character
        Since:
        1.0
      • toDouble

        public static Double toDouble​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into a Double
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a Double
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toFloat

        public static Float toFloat​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into a Float
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a Float
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toInteger

        public static Integer toInteger​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into an Integer
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        an Integer
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • tokenize

        public static List<String> tokenize​(CharSequence self)
        Tokenize a CharSequence (with a whitespace as the delimiter).
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a List of tokens
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        StringTokenizer(String)
      • tokenize

        public static List<String> tokenize​(CharSequence self,
                                            Character delimiter)
        Tokenize a CharSequence based on the given character delimiter. For example:
         char pathSep = ':'
         assert "/tmp:/usr".tokenize(pathSep) == ["/tmp", "/usr"]
         
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        delimiter - the delimiter
        Returns:
        a List of tokens
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        StringTokenizer(String, String)
      • tokenize

        public static List<String> tokenize​(CharSequence self,
                                            CharSequence delimiters)
        Tokenize a CharSequence based on the given CharSequence. Each character in the CharSequence is a separate delimiter.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        delimiters - the delimiters
        Returns:
        a List of tokens
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        StringTokenizer(String, String)
      • toList

        public static List<String> toList​(CharSequence self)
        Converts the given CharSequence into a List of Strings of one character.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a List of characters (a 1-character String)
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toLong

        public static Long toLong​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into a Long
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a Long
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toSet

        public static Set<String> toSet​(CharSequence self)
        Converts the given CharSequence into a Set of unique Strings of one character.
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a Set of unique characters (each a 1-character String)
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • toShort

        public static Short toShort​(CharSequence self)
        Parse a CharSequence into a Short
        Parameters:
        self - a CharSequence
        Returns:
        a Short
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • tr

        public static String tr​(CharSequence self,
                                CharSequence sourceSet,
                                CharSequence replacementSet)
                         throws ClassNotFoundException
        Translates a CharSequence by replacing characters from the sourceSet with characters from replacementSet. If the first character from sourceSet appears in the CharSequence, it will be replaced with the first character from replacementSet. If the second character from sourceSet appears in the CharSequence, it will be replaced with the second character from replacementSet. and so on for all provided replacement characters.

        Here is an example which converts the vowels in a word from lower to uppercase:

         assert 'hello'.tr('aeiou', 'AEIOU') == 'hEllO'
         
        A character range using regex-style syntax can also be used, e.g. here is an example which converts a word from lower to uppercase:
         assert 'hello'.tr('a-z', 'A-Z') == 'HELLO'
         
        Hyphens at the start or end of sourceSet or replacementSet are treated as normal hyphens and are not considered to be part of a range specification. Similarly, a hyphen immediately after an earlier range is treated as a normal hyphen. So, '-x', 'x-' have no ranges while 'a-c-e' has the range 'a-c' plus the '-' character plus the 'e' character.

        Unlike the unix tr command, Groovy's tr command supports reverse ranges, e.g.:

         assert 'hello'.tr('z-a', 'Z-A') == 'HELLO'
         
        If replacementSet is smaller than sourceSet, then the last character from replacementSet is used as the replacement for all remaining source characters as shown here:
         assert 'Hello World!'.tr('a-z', 'A') == 'HAAAA WAAAA!'
         
        If sourceSet contains repeated characters, the last specified replacement is used as shown here:
         assert 'Hello World!'.tr('lloo', '1234') == 'He224 W4r2d!'
         
        The functionality provided by tr can be achieved using regular expressions but tr provides a much more compact notation and efficient implementation for certain scenarios.
        Parameters:
        self - the CharSequence that is to be translated
        sourceSet - the set of characters to translate from
        replacementSet - the set of replacement characters
        Returns:
        The resulting translated String
        Throws:
        ClassNotFoundException
        Since:
        1.8.2
        See Also:
        StringUtil.tr(String, String, String)
      • unexpand

        public static String unexpand​(CharSequence self)
        Replaces sequences of whitespaces with tabs using tabStops of size 8.
        Parameters:
        self - A CharSequence to unexpand
        Returns:
        an unexpanded String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • unexpand

        public static String unexpand​(CharSequence self,
                                      int tabStop)
        Replaces sequences of whitespaces with tabs.
        Parameters:
        self - A CharSequence to unexpand
        tabStop - The number of spaces a tab represents
        Returns:
        an unexpanded String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • unexpandLine

        public static String unexpandLine​(CharSequence self,
                                          int tabStop)
        Replaces sequences of whitespaces with tabs within a line.
        Parameters:
        self - A line to unexpand
        tabStop - The number of spaces a tab represents
        Returns:
        an unexpanded String
        Since:
        1.8.2
      • startsWithAny

        public static boolean startsWithAny​(CharSequence self,
                                            CharSequence... prefixes)
        Tests if this CharSequence starts with any specified prefixes.
        Parameters:
        prefixes - the prefixes.
        Returns:
        true if this CharSequence starts with any specified prefixes.
        Since:
        2.4.14
      • endsWithAny

        public static boolean endsWithAny​(CharSequence self,
                                          CharSequence... suffixes)
        Tests if this CharSequence ends with any specified suffixes.
        Parameters:
        suffixes - the suffixes.
        Returns:
        true if this CharSequence ends with any specified suffixes
        Since:
        2.4.14
      • isBlank

        public static boolean isBlank​(CharSequence self)
        Tests if this CharSequence is blank
        Returns:
        true if this CharSequence is blank
        Since:
        2.5.0
      • takeRight

        public static CharSequence takeRight​(CharSequence self,
                                             int num)
        Returns the last num elements from this CharSequence.
         def text = "Groovy"
         assert text.takeRight( 0 ) == ''
         assert text.takeRight( 2 ) == 'vy'
         assert text.takeRight( 7 ) == 'Groovy'
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - the number of chars to take from this CharSequence from the right
        Returns:
        a CharSequence consisting of the last num chars, or else the whole CharSequence if it has less than num elements.
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeRight

        public static String takeRight​(String self,
                                       int num)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeRight(CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - the number of chars to take from this CharSequence from the right
        Returns:
        a String consisting of the last num chars, or else the whole CharSequence if it has less than num elements.
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeRight

        public static String takeRight​(GString self,
                                       int num)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeRight(CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        num - the number of chars to take from this GString from the right
        Returns:
        a String consisting of the last num chars, or else the whole GString if it has less than num elements.
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeAfter

        public static CharSequence takeAfter​(CharSequence self,
                                             CharSequence searchString)
        Returns the CharSequence that exists after the first occurrence of the given searchString in this CharSequence
         def text = "Groovy development. Groovy team"
         assert text.takeAfter( 'Groovy' )           == ' development. Groovy team'
         assert text.takeAfter( 'team' )             == ''
         assert text.takeAfter( '' )                 == ''
         assert text.takeAfter( 'Unavailable text' ) == ''
         assert text.takeAfter( null )               == ''
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence that is searched in this CharSequence
        Returns:
        CharSequence that is after the given searchString and empty string if it does not exist
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeAfter

        public static String takeAfter​(String self,
                                       CharSequence searchString)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeAfter(CharSequence, CharSequence)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - String that is searched in this CharSequence
        Returns:
        String that is after the given searchString and empty string if it does not exist
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeAfter

        public static String takeAfter​(GString self,
                                       CharSequence searchString)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeAfter(CharSequence, CharSequence)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence that is searched in this CharSequence
        Returns:
        String that is after the given searchString and empty string if it does not exist
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBefore

        public static CharSequence takeBefore​(CharSequence self,
                                              CharSequence searchString)
        Returns the CharSequence that exists before the first occurrence of the given searchString in this CharSequence
         def text = "Groovy development. Groovy team"
        
         assert text.takeBefore( ' Groovy ' )         == 'Groovy development.'
         assert text.takeBefore( ' ' )                == 'Groovy'
         assert text.takeBefore( 'Unavailable text' ) == ''
         assert text.takeBefore( null )               == ''
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence that is searched in this CharSequence
        Returns:
        CharSequence that is before the given searchString
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBefore

        public static String takeBefore​(GString self,
                                        String searchString)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBefore(CharSequence, CharSequence)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence that is searched in this CharSequence
        Returns:
        String that is before the given searchString
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBefore

        public static String takeBefore​(String self,
                                        String searchString)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBefore(CharSequence, CharSequence)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence that is searched in this CharSequence
        Returns:
        String that is before the given searchString
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • dropRight

        public static CharSequence dropRight​(CharSequence self,
                                             int num)
        The method returns new CharSequence after removing the right num chars. Returns empty String if the num is greater than the length of the CharSequence
         def text = "groovy"
        
         assert text.dropRight(  3 ) == 'gro'
         assert text.dropRight(  6 ) == ''
         assert text.dropRight(  0 ) == 'groovy'
         assert text.dropRight( -1 ) == 'groovy'
         assert text.dropRight( 10 ) == ''
        
                
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - number of characters
        Returns:
        CharSequence after removing the right num chars and empty of the num is greater than the length of the CharSequence
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • dropRight

        public static String dropRight​(String self,
                                       int num)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method dropRight(CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - number of characters
        Returns:
        String after removing the right num chars and empty of the num is greater than the length of the CharSequence
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • dropRight

        public static String dropRight​(GString self,
                                       int num)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method dropRight(CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        num - number of characters
        Returns:
        String after removing the right num chars and empty of the num is greater than the length of the CharSequence
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBetween

        public static CharSequence takeBetween​(CharSequence self,
                                               CharSequence from,
                                               CharSequence to)
        Returns the CharSequence that is in between the first occurrence of the given from and to CharSequences and empty if the unavailable inputs are given
         def text = "Groovy"
        
         assert text.takeBetween( 'r', 'v' ) == 'oo'
         assert text.takeBetween( 'r', 'z' ) == ''
         assert text.takeBetween( 'a', 'r' ) == ''
        
                
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        from - beginning of search
        to - end of search
        Returns:
        the CharSequence that is in between the given two CharSequences and empty if the unavailable inputs are given
        Since:
        3.0.0
        See Also:
        takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
      • takeBetween

        public static CharSequence takeBetween​(CharSequence self,
                                               CharSequence enclosure)
        Method to take the characters between the first occurrence of the two subsequent enclosure strings
         def text = "name = 'some name'"
        
         assert text.takeBetween( "'" ) == 'some name'
         assert text.takeBetween( 'z' ) == ''
        
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        enclosure - Enclosure String
        Returns:
        CharSequence between the 2 subsequent enclosure strings
        Since:
        3.0.0
        See Also:
        takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
      • takeBetween

        public static String takeBetween​(String self,
                                         CharSequence enclosure)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence)
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        enclosure - Enclosure String
        Returns:
        String between the 2 subsequent enclosure strings
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBetween

        public static String takeBetween​(GString self,
                                         CharSequence enclosure)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence)
        Parameters:
        self - the original GString
        enclosure - Enclosure String
        Returns:
        String between the 2 subsequent enclosure strings
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBetween

        public static CharSequence takeBetween​(CharSequence self,
                                               CharSequence from,
                                               CharSequence to,
                                               int occurrence)
        Returns the CharSequence that is in between the given the nth (specified by occurrence) pair of from and to CharSequences and empty if the unavailable inputs are given.
         def text = "t1=10 ms, t2=100 ms"
        
         assert text.takeBetween( '=', ' ', 0 ) == '10'
         assert text.takeBetween( '=', ' ', 1 ) == '100'
         assert text.takeBetween( 't1', 'z' ) == ''
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        from - beginning of search
        to - end of search
        occurrence - nth occurrence that is to be returned. 0 represents first one
        Returns:
        the CharSequence that is in between the given the nth (specified by occurrence) pair of from and to CharSequences and empty if the unavailable inputs are given.
        Since:
        3.0.0
        See Also:
        takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, CharSequence)
      • takeBetween

        public static String takeBetween​(String self,
                                         CharSequence from,
                                         CharSequence to,
                                         int occurrence)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        from - beginning of search
        to - end of search
        occurrence - nth occurrence that is to be returned. 0 represents first one
        Returns:
        the String that is in between the given nth (specified by occurrence) pair of from and to CharSequences and empty if the unavailable inputs are given.
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBetween

        public static String takeBetween​(GString self,
                                         CharSequence from,
                                         CharSequence to,
                                         int occurrence)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        from - beginning of search
        to - end of search
        occurrence - nth occurrence that is to be returned. 0 represents first one
        Returns:
        the String that is in between the given nth (specified by occurrence) pair of from and to CharSequences and empty if the unavailable inputs are given.
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBetween

        public static CharSequence takeBetween​(CharSequence self,
                                               CharSequence enclosure,
                                               int occurrence)
        Method to take the characters between nth (specified by occurrence) pair of @code enclosure} strings
         def text = "t1='10' ms, t2='100' ms"
        
         assert text.takeBetween( "'", 0 ) == '10'
         assert text.takeBetween( "'", 1 ) == '100'
         assert text.takeBetween( "'", 2 ) == ''
         
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        enclosure - Enclosure String
        occurrence - nth occurrence being returned
        Returns:
        CharSequence between the nth occurrence of pair of enclosure strings
        Since:
        3.0.0
        See Also:
        takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
      • takeBetween

        public static String takeBetween​(String self,
                                         CharSequence enclosure,
                                         int occurrence)
        A String variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        enclosure - Enclosure String
        occurrence - nth occurrence being returned
        Returns:
        String between the nth occurrence of pair of enclosure strings
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • takeBetween

        public static String takeBetween​(GString self,
                                         CharSequence enclosure,
                                         int occurrence)
        A GString variant of the equivalent CharSequence method takeBetween(CharSequence, CharSequence, int)
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        enclosure - Enclosure String
        occurrence - nth occurrence being returned
        Returns:
        String between the nth occurrence of pair of enclosure strings
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • startsWithIgnoreCase

        public static boolean startsWithIgnoreCase​(CharSequence self,
                                                   CharSequence searchString)
        Checks whether this CharSequence starts with the searchString ignoring the case considerations
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence being checked against this
        Returns:
        true if the character sequence represented by the argument is a prefix of this CharSequence ignoring the case considerations. false otherwise. Returns false if the argument is null
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • endsWithIgnoreCase

        public static boolean endsWithIgnoreCase​(CharSequence self,
                                                 CharSequence searchString)
        Checks whether this CharSequence ends with the searchString ignoring the case considerations
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence bring checked against this
        Returns:
        true if the character sequence represented by the argument is a suffix of this CharSequence ignoring the case considerations. false otherwise. Returns false if the argument is null
        Since:
        3.0.0
      • containsIgnoreCase

        public static boolean containsIgnoreCase​(CharSequence self,
                                                 CharSequence searchString)
        Checks whether this CharSequence contains the searchString ignoring the caseConsiderations
        Parameters:
        self - the original CharSequence
        searchString - CharSequence being checked against this
        Returns:
        true if the character sequence represented by the argument exists in this CharSequence ignoring the case considerations. false otherwise. Returns false if the argument is null
        Since:
        3.0.0