i want to remove all of the following chars from my string
at the moment im doing this. but there must be a more efficient way
newString = myString.replace(">","").replace("[","").replace("]","")....
Use a regex that describes all the characters you want to replace, with the method that replaces everything matching the regex:
newString = myString.replaceAll("[<>\[\],-]", "");
(edited: I don’t think
<> are supposed to be escaped, actually. And I forgot to double up the backslashes since they’ll be interpreted twice: once by the Java compiler, and again by the regular expression engine.)