12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2006 8:03 PM by 807569

    Passing the string as a command-line argument?

      Hey guys whats going on? My first post here just got a quick question hopefully.

      I need to pass the string as a command line argument in this Palindrome program, how exactly do i do do that?

      import javax.swing.JOptionPane;

      public class PalindromeIgnoreNonAlphanumeric {
      /** Main method */
      public static void main(String[] args) {
      // Prompt the user to enter a string
      String s = JOptionPane.showInputDialog(null,
      "Enter a string:", "Example 7.3 Input",

      // Declare and initialize output string
      String output = "Ignoring non-alphanumeric characters, \nis "
      + s + " a palindrome? " + isPalindrome(s);

      // Display the result
      JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, output,
      "Example 7.3 Output", JOptionPane.INFORMATION_MESSAGE);

      /** Return true if a string is a palindrome */
      public static boolean isPalindrome(String s) {
      // Create a new string by eliminating non-alphanumeric chars
      String s1 = filter(s);

      // Create a new string that is the reversal of s1
      String s2 = reverse(s1);

      // Compare if the reversal is the same as the original string
      return s2.equals(s1);

      /** Create a new string by eliminating non-alphanumeric chars */
      public static String filter(String s) {
      // Create a string buffer
      StringBuffer strBuf = new StringBuffer();

      // Examine each char in the string to skip alphanumeric char
      for (int i = 0; i < s.length(); i++) {
      if (Character.isLetterOrDigit(s.charAt(i))) {

      // Return a new filtered string
      return strBuf.toString();

      /** Create a new string by reversing a specified string */
      public static String reverse(String s) {
      StringBuffer strBuf = new StringBuffer(s);
      strBuf.reverse(); // Use the reverse method for StringBuffer object
      return strBuf.toString();

      Thanks guys appreciate any help