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Java Exercises: Create a new string taking first and last characters from two given strings

Java Basic: Exercise-73 with Solution

Write a Java program to create a new string taking first and last characters from two given strings. If the length of either string is 0 use "#" for missing character.

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Java Basic Exercises: Create a new string taking first and last characters from two given strings

Sample Solution:

Java Code:

import java.lang.*;
 public class Exercise73 {
 public static void main(String[] args)
 {
    String str1 = "Python"; 
	String str2 = ""; 
	
	int length2 = str2.length();
	String result = "";
	result += (str1.length() >= 1) ? str1.charAt(0) : '#';
	result += (length2 >= 1) ? str2.charAt(length2-1) : '#';
	System.out.println(result);
 }
}

Sample Output:

P#

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Execution of console commands:

Java allows you to execute console commands directly from code using a class Runtime. It is very important not to forget about exception handling.

For example, let's try to open a PDF file through a Java terminal:

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
  
public class ShellCommandExec {
  
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      Process processObj = rt.exec(gnomeOpenCommand);
  
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    }
    catch (Exception e) {
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  }
}