Read a set of properties from the received input stream, strip off any excess white space that exists in those property values, : Properties « Collections « Java Tutorial

import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.Properties;


   Derby - Class org.apache.derby.iapi.util.PropertyUtil

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public class Main {

   * Read a set of properties from the received input stream, strip
   * off any excess white space that exists in those property values,
   * and then add those newly-read properties to the received
   * Properties object; not explicitly removing the whitespace here can
   * lead to problems.
   * This method exists because of the manner in which the jvm reads
   * properties from file--extra spaces are ignored after a _key_, but
   * if they exist at the _end_ of a property decl line (i.e. as part
   * of a _value_), they are preserved, as outlined in the Java API:
   * "Any whitespace after the key is skipped; if the first non-
   * whitespace character after the key is = or :, then it is ignored
   * and any whitespace characters after it are also skipped. All
   * remaining characters on the line become part of the associated
   * element string."
   * @param iStr An input stream from which the new properties are to be
   *  loaded (should already be initialized).
   * @param prop A set of properties to which the properties from
   *  iStr will be added (should already be initialized).
   * properties loaded from 'iStr' (with the extra whitespace (if any)
   *  removed from all values), will be returned via the parameter.
  public static void loadWithTrimmedValues(InputStream iStr,
    Properties prop) throws IOException {

    if ((iStr == null) || (prop == null)) {
    // shouldn't happen; just ignore this call and return.

    // Else, load the properties from the received input stream.
    Properties p = new Properties();

    // Now, trim off any excess whitespace, if any, and then
    // add the properties from file to the received Properties
    // set.
    for (Enumeration propKeys = p.propertyNames();
      propKeys.hasMoreElements();) {
    // get the value, trim off the whitespace, then store it
    // in the received properties object.
      String tmpKey = (String)propKeys.nextElement();
      String tmpValue = p.getProperty(tmpKey);
      tmpValue = tmpValue.trim();
      prop.put(tmpKey, tmpValue);



9.34.1.Setting and Getting Elements
9.34.2.using properties
9.34.3.Getting property by String key value
9.34.4.Getting a key List from Properties
9.34.5.Loading and Saving properties
9.34.6.Use store() to save the properties
9.34.7.List Properties to a print stream or print writer
9.34.8.Using Enumeration to loop through Properties
9.34.9.Put value to a Property list.
9.34.10.Sort Properties when saving
9.34.11.Sorts a property list and turns the sorted list into a string.
9.34.12.Sorts property list and print out each key=value pair prepended with specific indentation.
9.34.13.Load a properties file in the classpath
9.34.14.A Properties file stored in a JAR can be loaded this way
9.34.15.Load a properties file in the startup directory
9.34.16.Have a multi-line value in a properties file
9.34.17.Use XML with Properties
9.34.18.Store properties as XML file
9.34.19.Getting and Setting Properties
9.34.20.Convert a Properties list into a map.
9.34.21.To read a Properties file via an Applet
9.34.22.Read system property as an integer
9.34.23.Read a set of properties from the received input stream, strip off any excess white space that exists in those property values,
9.34.24.Property access utility methods
9.34.25.An utility class to ease up using property-file resource bundles.
9.34.26.Copy a set of properties from one Property to another.
9.34.27.Create Properties from String array
9.34.28.Gets strong-type-value property from a standard Properties
9.34.29.Merge Properties Into Map
9.34.30.Property Loader
9.34.31.Returns a Properties object matching the given node
9.34.32.The properties iterator iterates over a set of enumerated properties.
9.34.33.Use a default property list.