by Sai gowtham

How to remove first and last character of a string in Java

Learn, how to remove the first and last character of a string in Java.

Using the substring() method

To remove the first and last character of a string, we can use the substring() method by passing 1 as a first argument and string.length()-1 as the second argument in Java.

Slicing starts from index 1 and ends before the last index (that is string.length()-1).

Here is an example, which removes the first character h and last character o from a string.

String str = "hello";

System.out.println(str.substring(1,str.length() - 1));

Output:

ell

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