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Java Program to Delete a Node From the Ending of the Circular Linked List
  • Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2020

In this article, we will learn about deleting a node from the ending of a circular linked list. Consider the linked list as shown below: 

Circular LinkedList

Example:

Input : 5->3->4->(head node)
Output: 5->3->(head node)

We will first initialize the list and add some data into it with the addNode() method and then proceed according to the below approaches:

Case 1: List is empty.



  If the list is empty we will simply return.

Case 2: List is not empty  

  • delete():
    • Return from the function if no node is present
    • Sets both head and tail to null if only one node is there
    • if it has more than one node then it removes the previous head node, the head will point to the next node in the list and tail will point to the new head.
  • printNode() will print all the nodes present in the list as:
    • Node current is defined which will point to the head
    • Print current.val till it starts pointing to the head again
    • In each iteration, it will point to the next node

Code:

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// Java Program to Delete a Node From the Ending of the
// Circular Linked List
  
public class Main {
    // Represents the node of list.
    public class Node {
        int val;
        Node next;
        public Node(int val) { this.val = val; }
    }
  
    // Initialising head and tail pointers
    public Node head = null;
    public Node tail = null;
  
    // add new node to the end
    public void addNode(int val)
    {
        // Creating new node
        Node node = new Node(val);
  
        // head and tail will point to new node
        // if list is empty
        if (head == null) {
            head = node;
            tail = node;
            node.next = head;
        }
        // otherwise tail point to new node and
        else {
            tail.next = node;
            tail = node;
            tail.next = head;
        }
    }
  
    // Deletes node from the beginning of the list
    public void delete()
    {
        // returns if list is empty
        if (head == null) {
            return;
        }
        // otherwise head will point to next element in the
        // list and tail will point to new head
        else {
            // if list contains more than one element
            // then loop will iterate
            // till second last element
            // is pointing to tail
            if (head != tail) {
                Node current = head;
                while (current.next != tail) {
                    current = current.next;
                }
                // Second last element is the new tail
                tail = current;
                tail.next = head;
            }
  
            // if the list contains only one element
            // then both head and tail will point to null
            else {
                head = tail = null;
            }
        }
    }
  
    // displaying the nodes
    public void printNode()
    {
        Node current = head;
        if (head == null) {
            System.out.println("List is empty");
        }
        else {
            do {
                System.out.print(" " + current.val);
                current = current.next;
            } while (current != head);
            System.out.println();
        }
    }
  
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        Main list = new Main();
  
        // Adds data to the list
        list.addNode(5);
        list.addNode(3);
        list.addNode(4);
  
        // Printing original list
        System.out.println("Original List: ");
        list.printNode();
  
        // deleting node from ending
        // till the list is empty and
        // displaying the Updated list
        while (list.head != null) {
            
            list.delete();
            
            // Printing updated list
            System.out.println("Updated List: ");
            list.printNode();
        }
    }
}

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Output

Original List: 
 5 3 4
Updated List: 
 5 3
Updated List: 
 5
Updated List: 
List is empty

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