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String.beginsWith("string")


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String.beginsWith("string")

String.beginsWith() returns Boolean true if the chained string begins with a specific substring.

For example, if $MyString is "I do not like green eggs and ham":

$MyString.beginsWith("I do") returns true

$MyString.beginsWith("Hello") returns false

Also, with string literals:

("There are gentlemen now abed.").beginsWith("There are") returns true

("There are gentlemen now abed.").beginsWith("Hello") returns false

This operator searches for literal strings, not regular expressions. Matches are case sensitive

("There are gentlemen now abed.").beginsWith("there are") returns false

See also String.endsWith(). If you need to search a String for a regular expression, use String.contains().