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Java: How to perform a case-insensitive search using the String ‘matches’ method

Problem: In a Java program, you want to determine whether a String contains a pattern, you want your search to be case-insensitive, and you want to use String matches method than use the Pattern and Matcher classes.

Solution: Use the String matches method, and include the magic (?i:X) syntax to make your search case-insensitive. (Also, remember that when you use the matches method, your regex pattern must match the entire string.)