Handling the TAB character in Java
I'm going through a configuration file with a RandomAccessFile reader. I have a configuration option which is one (1) tab away from the start of the line. When my reader gets this line, would I be able to just tell it to skip one character and then start reading, or does the tab character not work that way?
This is a line This line has a tab
Let's say I've loaded the second line into my reader. If I'm playing with that String and I do
currentLine = currentLine.subString(1);
Would that give me:
currentLine = "This line has a tab";
Thanks for your help.
Yes the tab character is one character. You can match it in java with "\t".