rahul rahul - 1 year ago 100
Java Question

Finding unique elements between two 2 TSV Files

Hi guys I am stuck with one of my problem assignments. I have tried different approaches but I'm still not able to do it.

Answer Source

I think this will do the trick. Process the old file first, then overwrite existing ones from the new file.

import java.nio.file.Files;
import java.nio.file.Paths;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;


public class ContactsProcessor {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        List<String> contactsNew = Files.readAllLines(Paths.get("contactsNew.tsv"));
        List<String> contactsOld = Files.readAllLines(Paths.get("contactsOld.tsv"));
        List<String> contactsGmail = new ArrayList<String>();
        Map<String, String> gmailMap = new HashMap<String, String>();

        // process old contacts first -- add to a Map
        for (String info : contactsOld) {
            String[] parts = info.split("\\t");
            if (info.endsWith("@gmail.com")) {
                gmailMap.put(parts[0], info);
        // process new contacts second -- add to a Map, overwriting old contacts with same name
        for (String info : contactsNew) {
            String[] parts = info.split("\\t");
            if (info.endsWith("@gmail.com")) {
                gmailMap.put(parts[0], info);

        Files.write(Paths.get("contactsGmail.tsv"), contactsGmail);
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