Groovy adds a lot of methods to the Java
String class. For example we can use the
take method to get a certain number of characters from the start of a string value. With the
drop method we remove a given number of characters from the start of the string. In Groovy 3 we can now also take and drop a certain number of characters from the end of a string using the methods
In the following example we see how we can use the methods:
def s = "Groovy rocks!" // Drop first 7 characters. assert s.drop(7) == "rocks!" // Drop last 7 characters. assert s.dropRight(7) == "Groovy" // Take first 6 characters. assert s.take(6) == "Groovy" // Take last 6 characters. assert s.takeRight(6) == "rocks!"
Written with Groovy 3.0.2.