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Remove end-of-line characters from a comment body

John Colosi
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Apr 07, 2023

I want to remove end-of-line characters from a comment body. Things I tried:

  • comment.body.trim
    • trim doesn't remove end-of-line characters for whatever reason.
  • xmlEncode and other encodings
    • did not seem to encode the end-of-line characters so I could remove them
  • replaceAll(regex,string)
    • the regex is applied line-by-line, so trailing end-of-line characters get processed, but not removed


Ultimately I decided to use indexOf to get the first instance of an "\r" character. But in order to effectively remove them, I had to make sure at least one was there. So I ended with this solution.

  • comment.body.left(comment.body.concat("\r").indexOf("\r"))

This is obviously ugly. There should be a better way to remove end-of-line characters. Please help.


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Bill Sheboy
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Apr 07, 2023

Hi @John Colosi 

Have you tried to use split() on the newlines (effectively removing them) and then join() with the character of your choice to concatenate the text?

Depending on the source text, you may want to check for both newline and line feeds.

Kind regards,

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