Using The Scanner Class

Need to scan a .txt file for a certain line of text, and if the text is contained in the file to output the number of times it occurs and the line of actual text in two seperate jtextfields. 


You can easily use the Scanner class to do this. I have wrote a quick example for you.

For the purpose of this example I have created a file called data.txt which contains:

hello this is a test
this is a test
this is a test program
my name is monkey
hello java
test test test test
test test test test
test test test test
test test test test  

The line we are looking for in the data file is 'javaprogramming' 

The code to do this is here:

import java.util.Scanner;

public class Redvenice {

     * javaprogramming

    // line in data file to find
    public static String findMe = "javaprogramming";
    public static int count = 0;

    public static void main(String[] args) {

    public static void readFile() {

        // Location of file to read
        File file = new File("data.txt");

        try {
            Scanner scanner = new Scanner(file);
            while (scanner.hasNextLine()) {
                String line = scanner.nextLine();
                // System.out.println(line);
                if (line.equals(findMe)) {
                    // increase number of times found
                    // update jtextfields here
                    System.out.println("FOUND - " + line);
            System.out.println(findMe + " found " + count + " times");
        } catch (FileNotFoundException e) {



The output is this:

FOUND - javaprogramming
FOUND - javaprogramming
javaprogramming found 2 times  

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