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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java Receiving Input

I dont get any output, i wanted to get a name from the user then print thanks + name.

My code:

import java.io.Console;

public class Introductions {

public static void main(String[] args) {
    Console console = System.console();
    // Welcome to the Introductions program!  Your code goes below here
    String firstName = console.readLine("Tell me your name. \n);
                                        console.printf("Thank you %s! \n");

} }

treehouse:~/workspace$ javac Introductions.java
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
treehouse:~/workspace$ java Introductions
Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m
Picked up _JAVA_OPTIONS: -Xmx128m treehouse:~/workspace$

1 Answer

Hi Kevin, the printf method takes two arguments. You have forgotten to supply the second argument, which tells printf to use the value of the variable firstname where the string placeholder (%s) is. Try this:

console.printf("Thank you %s! \n", firstName);

Without firstName supplied to printf, it doesn't have anything to use where the %s placeholder is.