Longest Word in Java

Published on 28 April 2022 (Updated: 27 November 2022)

Longest Word in Java

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Current Solution

import java.util.*;

class LongestWord {
    public static void error() {
        System.out.println("Usage: please provide a string");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        if (args.length <= 0) {
        } else if (args[0].length() == 0) {
        } else {
            String inputStr = args[0];
            String[] words = inputStr.split("\\s+");
            int max = -1;
            for (String word : words) {
                if (word.length() > max) {
                    max = word.length();

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Note: The solution shown above is the current solution in the Sample Programs repository as of Oct 10 2022 15:04:56. The solution was first committed on Oct 03 2022 21:21:24. As a result, documentation below may be outdated.

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