Junaid Junaid - 2 months ago 9x
Java Question

string.parse("(") error

I have one file which contains data like following

recv(1178884, NULL, 4294967267, 0) = 0

My source code is:

try (BufferedReader br = new BufferedReader(new FileReader("D:\\smsTrace.txt")))
String sCurrentLine;

while ((sCurrentLine = br.readLine()) != null) {
String sysCallName = sCurrentLine;
String[] sysCallTokens = sysCallName.split("(");

} catch (IOException e) {

When I split with
, it works fine but when I use as above, it throws following exception.

Exception in thread "main" java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException: Unclosed group near index 1
at java.util.regex.Pattern.error(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.accept(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.group0(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.sequence(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.expr(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.<init>(Unknown Source)
at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.String.split(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.String.split(Unknown Source)
at fileReading.main(fileReading.java:19)

Any idea what I am doing wrong?


You have to escape the opening bracket:


Because split() expects a regular expression, and brackets are used to mark capturing groups in a regex. So they need to be in pairs. If you just want a bracket it needs to be escaped.