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Re: BufferedReader

Posted by Brian Sanders on December 10, 2001 at 2:09 PM

Now this gives me some trouble, because i want to read one line (with readLine()) and subsequentially start to read a file over the InputStream.

Unfortunately, BufferedReader uses a fixed-size buffer. To read just one line from the underlying stream, do something like this:

InputStreamReader streamReader = new InputStreamReader(myInputStream);

StringBuffer firstString = new StringBuffer();
for (int c =; c != '\n'; c =

This example assumes that the EOL character will always be \n. There is a little more to it otherwise.


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