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    Default Dont know how to use .lastIndexOf

    I've been doing Java for a couple of week and still trying to get to grips with it. I'm attempting to write a simple program that asks the user to input there full name and the output is the initials. The program i've written, outputs the first initial, then the number of the second and third initial. I know its because i've used an int in the method. I just do not know how to use the .lastIndexof using a char. I've been wrestling with this problem for 2 days and i'm pulling out my hair. Can anyone point my in the right direction.

    Java Code:
    import java.util.Scanner;
    public class Initials {
        public static void main(String[] args) {
            Scanner input = new Scanner (;
            System.out.println("Please enter your FULL name");
            String name=input.nextLine();
            String index = name.substring(0,1);
            int mid = name.indexOf(" ") +1;
            int last = name.lastIndexOf(" ") +1;
            System.out.println(index +  mid + last);
    Any help is appreciated

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    Default Re: Dont know how to use .lastIndexOf

    indexOf(...), and lastIndexOf(...) return ints, which represent the position the regex was found at. So it's running what number the char is located as, after attaining this number, you can use either subString(...), or charAt(...)

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    Default Re: Dont know how to use .lastIndexOf

    I guess you didn't like the answers I already gave you?

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