sort a single string

toCharArray followed by Arrays.sort followed by a String constructor call:

import java.util.Arrays;

public class Test
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        String original = "edcba";
        char[] chars = original.toCharArray();
        Arrays.sort(chars);
        String sorted = new String(chars);
        System.out.println(sorted);
    }
}
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