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Reading from Files

Posted by Hiran Watson on August 02, 2001 at 4:05 PM

Hi, I am writing a program that involves reading and writing to files. I was wondering if I've started reading from a file, and I want to start reading from the beginning of that file, how I'd do it. I am using BufferedReader in addition to a FileReader. I know that BufferedReader has a method called mark, and a method called reset. Will this work? Also, the mark method takes an integer that limits the number of characters that may be read while still preserving the mark. What if I don't want a limit? How do I specify no limit? Is there any other way that I can start reading from the beginning of the file (such as close and open the FileReader stream)? Thanks in advance for the help.


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