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Matcher find() method in Java with Examples

  • Last Updated : 26 Nov, 2018

The find() method of Matcher Class attempts to find the next subsequence of the input sequence that find the pattern. It returns a boolean value showing the same.

Syntax:

public boolean find()

Parameters: This method do not takes any parameter.

Return Value: This method returns a boolean value showing whether a subsequence of the input sequence find this matcher’s pattern

Below examples illustrate the Matcher.find() method:



Example 1:




// Java code to illustrate find() method
  
import java.util.regex.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Get the regex to be checked
        String regex = "Geeks";
  
        // Create a pattern from regex
        Pattern pattern
            = Pattern.compile(regex);
  
        // Get the String to be matched
        String stringToBeMatched
            = "GeeksForGeeks";
  
        // Create a matcher for the input String
        Matcher matcher
            = pattern
                  .matcher(stringToBeMatched);
  
        // Get the subsequence
        // using find() method
        System.out.println(matcher.find());
    }
}
Output:
true

Example 2:




// Java code to illustrate find() method
  
import java.util.regex.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Get the regex to be checked
        String regex = "GFG";
  
        // Create a pattern from regex
        Pattern pattern
            = Pattern.compile(regex);
  
        // Get the String to be matched
        String stringToBeMatched
            = "GFGFGFGFGFGFGFGFGFG";
  
        // Create a matcher for the input String
        Matcher matcher
            = pattern
                  .matcher(stringToBeMatched);
  
        // Get the subsequence
        // using find() method
        System.out.println(matcher.find());
    }
}
Output:
true

Reference: Oracle Doc

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