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Removes specified chars from a string

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import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Set;
import java.util.StringTokenizer;

 * <p>Utilities for strings.</p>
 * Copyright 2002 Sapient
 * @since carbon 1.0
 * @author Greg Hinkle, May 2002
 * @version $Revision: 1.5 $($Author: dvoet $ / $Date: 2003/05/05 21:21:24 $)
public class StringUtil {
   * <p>Removes specified chars from a string.</p>
   * @param aString the string that will be examined to remove chars
   * @param unWantedCharArray the char array containing the chars
   * that should be removed from a string
   * @return the string after removing the specified chars
  public static String removeCharsFromString(String aString, char[] unWantedCharArray) {

      Character character = null;

      // Store unwanted chars in a hashset
      Set unWantedCharSet = new HashSet();

      for (int i = 0; i < unWantedCharArray.length; i++) {
          character = new Character(unWantedCharArray[i]);

      // Create result String buffer
      StringBuffer result = new StringBuffer(aString.length());

      // For each character in aString, append it to the result string buffer
      // if it is not in unWantedCharSet
      for (int i = 0; i < aString.length(); i++) {
          character = new Character(aString.charAt(i));
          if (!unWantedCharSet.contains(character)) {

      // Return result
      return result.toString();


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