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Search TXT Formats in Java

Native and high performance TXT file search using Java APIs, without the use of any software like Microsoft or Adobe PDF.

How to Search TXT File Using Java

In order to search TXT file, we’ll use

Aspose.Words for Java

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use Search API for Java platform. You can download its latest version directly from

Maven

and install it within your Maven-based project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

Repository


<repository>
<id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
<name>Aspose Java API</name>
<url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
<groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
<artifactId>aspose-words</artifactId>
<version>version of aspose-words API</version>
<classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

Steps to Search TXT Files in Java

Developers can easily integrate code with just few lines as listed.

  • Load TXT file by instantiating Document Class object.
  • Instantiate FindReplaceOptions.
  • Use Pattern.compile() method to define a regex pattern
  • Use getRange().replace method to find and replace
  • Save TXT file.

System Requirements

Before integrating the code, make sure that you have the following prerequisites.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with Java Runtime Environment for JSP/JSF Application and Desktop Applications.
  • Get latest version of Aspose.Words for Java directly from Maven .
 

Search TXT Files - Java

// Load TXT file
Document txt = new Document("sourceFile.txt");
// Find and replace similar pattern words in the file
FindReplaceOptions options = new FindReplaceOptions();
txt.getRange().replace(Pattern.compile("[B|S|M]ad"), "[replaced]", options);
// Save the TXT file
txt.save("output.txt");  
 
  • Java Words API can be used to load, view and convert Microsoft Word and OpenDocument Formats like DOC, DOCX, ODT to PDF, XPS, HTML and various other formats. You can also create new documents from scratch and save them in the supported formats. It is a standalone API that is suitable for server side and backend systems where high performance is required. It does not depend on any software like Microsoft or OpenOffice. ‎

    Online TXT Search Live Demos

    TXT  What is TXT  File Format

    A file with .TXT extension represents a text document that contains plain text in the form of lines. Paragraphs in a text document are recognized by carriage returns and are used for better arrangement of file contents. A standard text document can be opened in any text editor or word processing application on different operating systems. All the text contained in such a file is in human-readable format and represented by sequence of characters.

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    Other Supported Search Documents

    Using Java, one can also search other files including.

    DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
    DOCX (Office 2007+ Words Document)
    HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
    MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
    ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
    OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
    RTF (Rich Text Format)
    XHTML (XML Text Based Markup)