Is there some easy way to pad Strings in Java?
Seems like something that should be in some StringUtil-like API, but I can't find anything that does this.
Apache StringUtils has several methods: leftPad, rightPad, center and repeat. https://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-lang/javadocs/api-2.6/org/apache/commons/lang/StringUtils.html
As others have mentioned and demonstrated in this answer,
String.format() and the
Formatter classes in the JDK are better options. Use them over the commons code.